Skip to comments.The last hurrah of summer
Posted on 07/04/2010 12:32:06 PM PDT by Patriot1259
As the last firecracker sizzled in the night, I heaved a sigh of relief. It is not that I do not enjoy a good firework display, but after all, when you have seen one firecracker they are all just about the same. The thing they all have in common is they cost money. That is my problem. Blowing up bushels of dollars in the air does not seem very exciting to me.
But the Fourth of July celebration has a different meaning for me. Certainly, I revere and celebrate the patriotic significance of the Fourth of July and faithfully pray for my country and our leaders. That is just one tiny aspect of my observance of the Fourth of July.
One reason I look forward to the Fourth of July is so I can look backward and say, "Well, I am glad thats over." And truer words have never dribbled from my lips.
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When word got to Philadelphia that the British had been defeated at Yorktown, celebrations broke out and fireworks filled the air.
I feel the same today when I see the sky filled with the rockets red glare on the Fourth of July.
May I never become so cynical that I cannot connect my appreciation of these symbols with the historical quest for FREEDOM.
Best way to do it that I’ve seen is get a bunch of guys and families to chip in and give the cash to whoever is going through a state where the good stuff is legal (if it’s not legal in your state). That way for a few hundred bucks you get a few thousand bucks of bang!
Let us never fail to celebrate with "illuminations from one end of this continent to the other."
Whoever this author is he needs a remedial lesson in Americanism.
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