Is the 4th of July a meaningful holiday for you, or just an excuse for a barbequ

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  1. Sherry Hewins profile image95
    Sherry Hewinsposted 6 years ago

    Is the 4th of July a meaningful holiday for you, or just an excuse for a barbeque and fireworks?

  2. lburmaster profile image82
    lburmasterposted 6 years ago

    It is meaningful along with feasting and entertaining fireworks. Each year I send a letter saying thank you to a soldier.

  3. Angela Blair profile image77
    Angela Blairposted 6 years ago

    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.

    1. Sherry Hewins profile image95
      Sherry Hewinsposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks for this thoughtful answer Angela. I glad to hear that everyone who answered understands the meaning of the 4th of July.

  4. Miss Tiff profile image79
    Miss Tiffposted 6 years ago

    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!

 
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