This is a re-posting of my July 4th 2012 post, with minor revisions.
I love the 4th of July. I love the parades and the fireworks, the campfires, fired up grills, and the happy spirit of people gathered in town squares and lawns. At its best this holiday honors people at their communal best, of what brought this country together and what makes us great.
On the Fourth of July it seems that all our bickering should be put aside and we should just celebrate how lucky we are, or at least have a piece of pie, some ice cream, or a snow cone.
Although my original plans for today were washed out, weather permitting, I hope to meet some friends downtown, enjoy a concert, and see some fireworks.
Hope you have a lovely 4th!