Independence Day, more commonly known to us as the Fourth of July, our country’s birthday day, and the day we declared our independence from Great Britain’s rein. To American workers it is a federal holiday … a day off from work…unless you are in the service industry…nurses, doctors, police and fire, US military, waiters/waitresses, store employees and countless others.
It is a day of cookouts and picnics, parades, concerts, ball games and of course fireworks.
The 4th is a patriotic day, a day for people to show your colors with red, white and blue flags and banners. It is a day of hamburgers, hotdogs, potato salad, baked beans and watermelon.
It is also one of the most traveled holidays in the year as people often extend their vacations with an additional day to celebrate the holiday.
So get out the grill, grab a burger and wave your flag in celebration of one great birthday, our 235th! And don’t forget to thank those that have helped to make us free from control…but remember our ” independence.”
But even though after all those years ago when we declared our independence from Great Britain’s control have you thought about our REAL independence? Our independence to live without goods and services from other countries? Our ability to live independent?
Recently on World News with Diane Sawyer (for some reason a person I identify with, I will explore that at a later date) is exploring items Made in America. Items that if we would purchase made here in the US would give us not only more American jobs but would give us more INDEPENDENCE.
Now don’t get me wrong, I love to travel the world and I do make purchases overseas but I do so knowing that I am buying goods made in their country to help their country. Here in the States we need to buy to help out our country.
So don’t just celebrate our birthday, our freedom from control but do your part to celebrate our “independence”.