I have a friend in a military family who posted on Facebook the other day a reminder. I’m not quoting specifically, but the gist was, “It is INDEPENDENCE DAY. Not July the 4th. We celebrate the holiday because of what happened, not because of the date.” Thought provoking. I hadn’t really paid attention to how many times I said July the 4th over Independence Day. But I was definitely guilty. Even Cadillac Cat had celebratory PJs that said I heart the 4th of July.
So I suppose what I’m getting at is this Independence Day I’m making a conscientious effort to use the phrase. So eat some potato salad. Be careful with the fireworks. Drink responsibility. And enjoy your Independence Day.
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