Is it simply the freedom to make your own decisions in life? Is it a good-paying job, your favorite collectible car or a well-appointed house? Is it helping others? Or is it something more philosophical, like the pride you feel just by being an American or the promise of U.S. citizenship?
We want to see your American dream. Whether it’s a photo, a story or a video -- or even all of the above -- show us your vision of America as we prepare for Independence Day.
Submit your photos today by clicking "Submit A Story", above.
Entries are being accepted through Saturday, July 3. We’ll feature your submissions all next week, and on July 4, we’ll randomly pick entrants to win prizes -- one “Iowa Flavor” cookbook with a $10 Biaggi’s gift card, or one of three “Home Front” books from The Gazette.
So tell us about your American dream – today!