Happy Independence Day 2016 so much more than just 4th of July
It is time for my annual rant to get people to quit using the phrase 4th of July for just another excuse to drink and eat and draw attention to the reasons for celebrating Independence Day.
I hope this weekend brings you and your family some time together. Maybe for just a few days, all of who say they are happy to be living in the United States of America can reflect on the common issues that bring us together this weekend.
Take a few minutes to visit AmericanPhilosopher.US and read my reflection of the commitment we celebrate on Independence Day and a short poem to help remember what Independence Day really represents.
Read and reflect on the words that created our common bond back in 1776: In Congress, July 4, 1776 | A Declaration by the Representatives of the United States of America
If you are really into the spirit of the Independence Day holiday, reflect a bit on the meaning of the bombs bursting in air before you head out to watch the fireworks this weekend.
If I have made you feel guilty about using the 4th of July as an excuse to drink and over eat, you still have Cinco de Mayo, that's Spanish for "Fifth of May." Most American's are clueless as to the significance of that day in Mexican history. Since I do not celebrate Mexican history, I do have no need to drink and over eat on Cinco de Mayo, or explain the significance of the 5th of May.
In my typical "I think too much" fashion, I find it interesting, almost amusing, that this year on Independence Day I study the recent vote for Brexit, the British Exit of the European Union. Wow, it is Independence Day for the British as well. I hope not too think too much about Brexit as I barbeque this weekend, and focus back on thanking about these United States of America.
Happy Independence Day!
Does anyone study history anymore? Do you know the story behind the symbols?
Watching fireworks this weekend? Do you know the meaning of the bombs bursting in air?
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Graphic: United We Win
Printed by the Government Printing Office 1943
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