“Red, Yellow, Blue, Green…,” called out the passenger in the boat anchored next to ours. Bless her heart! She was filming the July 4th fireworks, and through her viewfinder the works appeared black and white. I’ve often wondered how long it took her to discover the Independence Day docudrama didn’t require narration!
Independence day is a time for celebrating the birth of our nation which we fondly do with parades, hot dogs, ice cold beer and a bit of good old-fashioned American revelry.
In honor of our nation’s birth, please proudly display Old Glory; indulge in some cherry pie and ice cream; and take the time to remember our forefathers who fought for freedom and the liberty we take for granted every day.
Thomas Jefferson was the principal author of our Declaration of Independence. Both Jefferson and John Adams signed the declaration. Adams went on to become our 2nd president and Jefferson our third. It is a surreal coincidence that both men, Adams and Jefferson, died on July 4, 1826. I feel certain they held on in honor of this momentous occasion. Our 5th president, James Monroe, was not a signer of the Declaration of Independence, but a founding father. Monroe also died on July 4, but not until 1831.
A bit of patriotic cheer is in order on this auspicious occasion. If you need some assistance, please come see us. We have a few 48-star flags; a baseball or two from that time-honored American tradition; and serving pieces perfect for your backyard picnic.
God Bless America and have a Yankee Doodle Day!!!!