soap stars celebrate july 4 2018

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Daytime actors honor Independence Day. hopes our readers who celebrate the Fourth of July had a wonderful, fun-filled holiday. Soap opera stars took some time off of work to spend with family and friends and shared photos and videos of their holiday celebrations on Instagram. Some celebrated new citizenship, others shared messages of thanks, and various actors enjoyed fireworks, parades and more.

Now that the mid-week break is over, we’re passing on their patriotic posts. Read how a few of the actors captioned their celebrations then scroll through the social media highlights to view photos and videos of all of the documented fun…

The Bold and the Beautiful

Katherine Kelly Lang (Brooke) posted a sexy shot from a photo shoot and cheered, “Happy 4th of July! Enjoy and be safe. My honey, @dom472522 styled this shot and was my photographer for the day. He is a man of many talents.” Rena Sofer (Quinn) settled in on a blanket with her daughter and a friend to await a fireworks display and said, “#fourthofjuly with @rosabelrosalind @tarastrong fireworks coming soon…” followed by a video of the show.

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Days of our Lives

Greg Vaughan (Eric) gave a shout out to veterans and soldiers through a video during a boat ride, “Happy 4th #godblessamerica #veterans #soliders.” Greg Rikaart, who just wrapped up his run as Leo, shared a restaurant receipt with the caption, “My kinda restaurant. Happy 4th of July to the America I love that was founded by and celebrates immigrants,” as head writer Ron Carlivati wished everyone a happy holiday from the Hamptons, “Happy 4th!”

General Hospital

Brooklyn Rae Silzer (Emma) jumped for joy with a special wish, “Happy 4th from our family to yours!” Kathleen Gati (Obrecht) had a message as well, “Happy 4th and Happy Everything to Everyone!”

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The Young and the Restless

Beth Maitland (Traci) expressed her pride for America, “Grateful on this day for those I love and all my many freedoms. More important than ever to be committed to this country.” Gina Tognoni (Phyllis) added, “God bless America. I am proud to be an American. I am grateful for those who have fought for our freedom. May Love for ALL ALWAYS prevail. Happy Fourth of July.”

Happy 4th ??? #godblessamerica #veterans #soliders

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Happy 4th everyone! @youngandrestlesscbs @cbsdaytime #yr45 #esthervalentine

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#fourthofjuly with @rosabelrosalind @tarastrong fireworks coming soon…..

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Happy 4th! #shelterisland #shelterislandferry #hamptons #summer #4thofjuly

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Happy 4th and Happy Everything to Everyone!!❤️❤️❤️❤️

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#happy #4th of #july #?? #❤️

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Little 4th of July babies ??

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#Happy4thofJuly from the #glacierstate

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Happy birthday, America. #america #independenceday #daddy #daughter #love #family

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Happy 4th of July! #americanway ???? @christenyoung4

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Holy crap! That was one to remember…happy Independence Day!!!

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4th of July 2018! #godblessamerica

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#happyfourth WITH MY BABY!! @rosabelrosalind

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Fireworks ahead ❤️❤️❤️ @wes_ramsey #4thofjulybaby !!!! #2018

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Happy 4th of July!!

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From the last time I was patriotic ?☁️??

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Don’t miss @youngandrestlesscbs @cbsdaytime #YR45 today! #Happy4thofJuly

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??????????❤️?????????? #happyfourth #malibu

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‪Wishing you and your loved ones a #Happy4thofJuly Be Safe! Be Happy! Love you! ‬

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Annual fam 10k HAPPY 4TH!❤️?

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#4thofjuly ???

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Happy fourth!

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Parade ready!!! #eastsac Happy 4th all!!

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Yeah, I know I’m cute ? #outfitoftheday #fourthofjuly

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Happy Independence Day!!! ?? #usa #4thofjuly #independenceday #dogsofinstagram #Repost @herodogawards ・・・ July 5th is known as the busiest day of the year at animal shelters due to companion animals anxiously fleeing their homes on July 4th. In preparation for tomorrow's Independence Day holiday, please remember the following tips from @americanhumane on keeping your four-legged family members safe and secure during the festivities: **Your pets won’t enjoy the fireworks display, so leave them at home! Keep them inside, shielded from loud noises. **If loud noises upset your pets, do not leave them alone while you’re out celebrating; make sure someone can stay with them. **If you think your pets should be tranquilized, consult your veterinarian in advance. **Contact an animal behaviorist to work with your pets on their fears. With some positive reinforcement and behavior modification training, by next Independence Day, you all may be worry-free! **Be sure that all ID tags are properly affixed to your pet’s collar and that they have your current contact information, including cell number(s). **Update your microchip registrations and pet license information to ensure its current. From all of us at the Hero Dog Awards (and 2017 Hero Search and Rescue Dog Luca, pictured here), we wish you a safe and celebratory 4th of July!

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Have a beautiful and safe holiday ???? #grateful #freedom

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