July 4th or Independence Day, people generally call it by one or the other. Most people get the day off from work and enjoy the weekend with family and friends. But besides the grand fireworks displays, the company, and the backyard BBQ grilling, let’s take a few minutes to remember what Independence Day really is….
Webster’s dictionary would define independence as:
1. Not requiring or relying on something else OR
2. Not subject to control by others
Although these may be true, in the celebratory use that we usually associate independence with the holiday, it refers to the anniversary of the beginnings are national independence. Specifically the legal holiday commemorating the adoption of the Declaration of Independence on July 4th, 1776.
Commemorations now aside… How do you celebrate the 4th of July? Feel free to leave a comment to share your Independence Day ventures.
To answer my own question to my readers, Independence Day is oging to be a little different in our house this year. Both my sister and I work all weekend long which is taking us out of most of the festivities. Typically though, we usually grill, fireworks, and have a bonfire. Also, to complete the night, there’s always a roasted marshmallow or a smore. (most likely more than one)
Enjoy your 3 day holiday weekend and be safe! Finally, remember those who aren’t at home celebrating, but rather preserving the nation’s independence. God Bless!