Independence Day!

Welcome to Open Book Blog Hop.  Since it’s a holiday week, we’re talking Independence Day.

Those of you from the US know that Independence Day is the day we earned our independence from Britain and were no longer under British rule.  I’ve said this before, and I’ll say it again, if you want to know more, check out John Adams, and if you have the opportunity to see Hamilton, it will give you some insights into just how hard it was earning our independence. (I know movies and plays aren’t real life, but they do give you a tiny glimpse into life as it was for those who are not history buffs.)

 

I wonder how those from Britain are now feeling about independence since the Brexit vote just last week.  It would seem it is something akin to that.

Many people celebrate our independence with fireworks (to symbolize the gunfire) and food and drink. (I don’t think that symbolizes anything, it’s just good.)  My family and I celebrate just like many other folks, with recreation, food, family and then sit in to watch the fireworks.  My youngest son, Eric, will likely hide somewhere below ground during the fireworks.  His PTSD and fireworks do not mix well. 

Speaking of, I’d like to thank all the men and women of our past for fighting so hard to ensure our freedom and thank all men and women who have served or are serving in any branch of the armed forces.  Your sacrifice and dedication mean so much to me and I appreciate all you do for me and my family.

How are you celebrating Independence Day?

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1 thought on “Independence Day!”

  1. Stevie TurnerStevie Turner

    Thanks for sharing, Patti. Hope you enjoyed the day.

    July 5, 2016

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