Independence Day is more than family, BBQs, and fireworks, though all those are fun things.
I love Independence Day. I don’t want to just call it the Fourth of July. “Fourth of July” is just a description of the literal date. Independence Day is what we are actually celebrating. We are celebrating the anniversary of the day we declared independence from the oppressive rule of England.
I don’t really have any new or original thoughts about the importance and meaning of Independence Day. I guess I’ll say my two cents anyway.
I’m proud to be American. I always have been, and always will be. I will never apologize for being American, though I might apologize for my government, which is usually some degree of bumbling.
The value of America has never been in her government, ground-breaking as it was. Our Founding documents are truly amazing, and worthy of admiration.
The value of America is in her people. The value is in people who work hard to care for themselves and their families, who live by their convictions, and have the courage to stand up for what they believe in. Moral values, self-reliance, and thinking for ourselves are what makes us American.
Happy Independence Day!