As I sit and wait for the fireworks to start I’m struck by two things:
1) 1) I’m grateful to those fighting for my freedom as I write this post. My dad is a Vietnam veteran and recently I’ve been noticing how few people are as grateful as I am for our freedom. More and more I’m seeing how people are grateful for the day off from work or if they’re working the extra holiday pay rather than the reason behind the holiday. According to Merriam-Webster the definition of Independence Day is a civil holiday for the celebration of the anniversary of the beginnings of national independence; specifically : July 4 observed as a legal holiday in the United States in commemoration of the adoption of the Declaration of Independence in 1776.
Thank you to our brave men and women fighting hard for everyone’s freedom in America!
2) 2) The second thing that I’m struck by is the fact that the local hardware store that’s been placing flags in our neighborhood yards for years has somehow missed our house this year. Unfortunately we don’t have any American flags to put in our yard BUT we do have our yellow and black flag from our trip to Dallas at the Medieval Times restaurant. That’ll have to do this year, go America!