Is the 4th of July a meaningful holiday for you, or just an excuse for a barbeque and fireworks?
It is meaningful along with feasting and entertaining fireworks. Each year I send a letter saying thank you to a soldier.
Both the 4th of July and Veterans Day are of great importance to me. As a very small child, my "older boy" hero, Buddy, went to WWII and returned home after being a prisoner of the Japanese and part of the Bataan Death March. When they sent him home he'd lost both hands and was so destroyed both mentally and physically I didn't, at first recognize him. His family was the neighbors next door and I'd sit on the porch with Buddy daily during his recuperation and became even closer to him than before he'd gone to war -- back when he'd fixed my red wagon and rescued my puppy. Buddy died in his sleep two weeks after returning home and it was the first time in my life I'd lose someone I dearly loved. So for Independence Day and Veteran's Day, all these 70 years later, I not only enjoy the festivities but honor Buddy -- one of many that made it possible for the rest of us to still celebrate those holidays.
The 4th of July is very meaningful to me considering I have many friends and family serving our country in the military. We should all be proud to celebrate the 4th and our great country!
by kwade tweeling 7 years ago
Do you remember the reason for the 4th of July holiday?All over the country US citizens are are celebrating the 4th of July. This is a great American holiday with much symbolic content for the nation. Can you summarize why?
by Virginia Allain 3 years ago
How do you decorate your yard for the 4th of July or other patriotic holiday?I have a hub on this topic but need to expand the text apparently. Your ideas will help me with that. (photo by Virginia Allain)
by Bruce Chamoff 7 years ago
I am spending with daughter in Sunny New Jersey and going to the beach.What are you doing?
by Jane@CM 9 years ago
The great American 4th of July. What are your plans to celebrate this great holiday?Jane
by Bill Manning 8 years ago
Just wanted to wish everyone in the USA a happy 4th of July. Be safe and don't get your fingers blown off by firecrackers, lol!I'm not doing anything, just staying home and listening to the fireworks going off around here, as you can buy them in Florida. Anyway happy 4th of July and have a safe...
by Skyler DeCristoforo 6 years ago
What are your favorite fireworks to purchase for the 4th of July?
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