We are celebrating in our usual fashion with the local parade, food on the grill and other typical summer time cuisine, we will spend the day outdoors in our suburban backyard with the company of family and friends. The evening will be topped off with a few fireworks (carefully supervised).
This year I'm adding a reading of the Declaration of Independence to the mix. Find the text.
The festive nature of the high summer event has more meaning then we have typically acknowledged. I want to add the reminder of the freedom we enjoy and that along with the rights of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness comes responsibility. Our celebrated freedom requires our attention to maintain for ourselves and preserve for the future.
God Bless America!