although instrumental, the song was recorded on the fourth of july, it is about how they felt that day. the edge was playing the guitar, completely unaware that brian eno (one of the producers) was recording it.
katie duncan nick_tiger_babyyahoo.com (contributed before the 20:th of February 1998)
"'Fourth of July' from the 'Unforgettable Fire'. It's short, it's an instrumental, and no one is going to contradict your interpretation." -Bono, on which U2 song is best for an English class for lyrical analysis (from www.enjoyu2.com)
From Salvation in the Blues, compiled by Chris Taguchi christaguchi.ca (3rd of April 2007)