Wednesday, July 4, 2012

4th of July = Independence Day

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!


  1. Thank your Dad for me.
    It is true and I noticed on Memorial day when people liked the day off and forgot about the people who fought for our freedom.

    How sad right now with all the politics going on we forget we have the right to vote.
    Some people in both parties rant about this and that thinking they are right and do not even acknowledge others opinions. Respect others religions, beliefs and vote what you think is right. Even with limited choices.

  2. Time to go buy a flag and put it up. I was surprised to see that out of about 100 houses in my neighborhood, only 5-6 had flags displayed on the 4th. I know 4 of those houses were military. (Plus it will provide symmetry beside a Cowboys flag!)