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Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Countdown To The 4th of July

Here it is, the 2nd of July already, and we are on the Christmas countdown. Just kidding! However, the 4th of July is almost here, and it is a great time of the year. Christmas and the 4th of July are the best two holidays in my opinion. The 4th does something that most days cannot do. It unites most of the nation as one.

Yes, on that one day in July, Americans gather on beaches, parks, lakes, rivers, campgrounds, and public squares to eat picnic lunches, hot dogs, hamburgers, chicken, watermelon, and whatever delicacies that they enjoy. Then, as the sun sets in the West, and the shadows of night descend on the face of the earth, we all gather either by the thousands n the cities, or the hundreds in small towns, or by maybe just a family in their own backyard, and we all watch the skies light up with the kaleidoscope of dazzling colors of fireworks.

I don’t know what others may or may not be feeling at that moment. But for those brief moments, I grow very emotional as I remember the true greatness of America. I remember that blood that was shed to form our nation and to buy our liberty, and I am so very proud at that moment to be a citizen of the greatest country in the history of the world.

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