By Jnn13 (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0) or GFDL (http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.html)], via Wikimedia Commons
This picture reminds me of many things, but on the fourth of July it means sitting in the park by the band shell listening to music and eating fried chicken and watermelon. The children would play games and after a while we would walk through the many booths that were set up where you could buy just about anything you could imagine.
We're lucky. There aren't too many countries that will let you celebrate like that. No, this isn't a patriotic speech. Just a reminder that our freedom was hard won on the battle fields by our soldiers. Men and women that deserve our thanks. When the flag goes by in your fourth of July parade, do not mock it or jeer at it, because without it we would be another country held in the grip of anarchy.
Three cheers for the red, white and blue!