July 4th - What will you do to celebrate our country's independence?

@newtondak (3950)
United States
June 28, 2008 8:38am CST
There will be many picnics, parades, barbecues and fireworks displays over the next week to celebrate the holiday and hopefully, at some point, each of us will stop to think about what we are celebrating. Please remember all of those who gave their lives for our freedom and pray for our soldiers currently away from home fighting to protect our freedom. Please also take the time to sit down and talk to your children about why we celebrate on July 4th. What will you do to celebrate this holiday? What things are done in your community to recognize the holiday?
4 responses
@katsmeow1213 (28843)
• United States
28 Jun 08
We usually have a cookout with just us, and then go to watch fireworks in the evening. My husband will be working a half day this 4th, and I'll still be recovering from my surgery.
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@newtondak (3950)
• United States
28 Jun 08
I wish you a speedy recovery from your surgery - do take care and don't overdo! Our town has a big celebration with barbecues, parades and a rodeo, so we'll probably take in a lot of that. Our children and extended family are back in MO and IA, so we won't be celebrating with them this year. Regardless of where you are are what you do, it's definitely a reason for celebration. In spite of the condition of the economy right now, we certainly have reason to be thankful for our freedom.
@winterose (39931)
• Canada
29 Jun 08
well I am in canada, we celebrate our birthday day on July 1 which is tuesday, I can hardly walk so I doubt that I will be doing much,
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@Wolfechu (1193)
• United States
28 Jun 08
Although I'm in the US, I can't really celebrate it per se, given you're celebrating independence from well, my country. The closest we Brits have is Bonfire Night (Nov 5th), where we celebrate catching someone who tried to blow up the houses of Parliament. You think we'd be celebrating the life of the only man who tried to make a difference to politics, but still... ;) Nevertheless, I'm sure we'll be celebrating it somehow, or at least watching the fireworks.
@newtondak (3950)
• United States
28 Jun 08
If you're living in the United States, you are, undoubtedly, experiencing many of the freedoms we have fought so long to obtain and maintain.
@Wolfechu (1193)
• United States
28 Jun 08
This is certainly true; one of those freedoms would be being able to harbour a mild grudge over the loss of one of our colonies, of course. You also shouldn't take me too seriously. In our household, it's a constant game of 'You say pot-tay-toe, I say pot-tah-toe...' ;)
• United States
30 Jun 08
I will mourn the loss of the country that gained its independence all those years ago. In the USA, July 4th should be a national day of mourning.
@newtondak (3950)
• United States
30 Jun 08
Why do you say that? I see that you list your country as the United States - do you not enjoy the freedoms the United States has to offer?