Let's explore some reasons why we love Independence Day so much. The fourth of July is America's birthday, and we all love to celebrate in style.
"You have to love a nation that celebrates its
independence every July 4,
not with a parade of guns,
tanks, and soldiers who file by the White House
in a show of strength and muscle,
but with family picnics where kids throw Frisbees,
the potato salad gets iffy,
and the flies die from happiness.
You may think you have overeaten,
but it is patriotism."
This is one of my favorite patriotic quotations.
America celebrates its birthday, not by trying to impress the rest of the world with a show of force, but by focusing on family, friends, connection, and unity - the foundation of greatness for any nation.
And once again, I have found yet another reason why I love America.