This holiday falls on Tuesday, and I’ve been hearing fireworks going on since last Thursday. Yes, it’s annoying because most of the dogs in the neighborhood are having fits, including mine. There’s not a lot of sleeping going on at my house.
However, this makes me wonder. Are these people celebrating the Fourth of July or are they celebrating the fireworks? Is it just an excuse to do something loud and exciting?
I could go into great detail about the occasion of our country’s independence, but if the story wasn’t learned in school, what’s the point?
When I grew up we celebrated on the holiday, the fourth day of July, and it renewed our patriotism. It was, and is, a reminder that this country fought for its independence from a foreign power.
Our military has continued to fight for freedom, and along with remembering and celebrating the reason for this special day, we should also remember the men and women who sacrificed so we could be what we are today.
My mother and father were very patriotic, and it rubbed off on me – so am I.
My husband was a patriot, too. One year he brought home a red, white and blue sign and hung it on the front door. It said, “A Proud American Lives Here… With His Little Miss Liberty”. One day I hope to pass that sign on to another patriot who has a little Miss Liberty at home.
There’s a lot going on in America right now – some good and some bad – but I hope in the end people will stop bickering and remember that the Fourth of July represents a time in history when people earned the right to be free.
HAPPY FOURTH OF JULY!
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