It is America's 242nd Birthday, the day the Declaration Of Independence was approved and ratified, July 4th, 1776.
Older than me, but I'm pretty damned independent too!
The firing of cannons and muskets accompanied the first public readings of the Declaration, so Fireworks have been a part of the 4th since the beginning.
Hang the Flag, Go to a Parade, Have a Block Party, Blow Stuff Up Or Watch Those Fireworks, Attend A Military Celebration!
Our Founders were declaring Independence from more than just Great Britain, King George, oppressive taxation, and even arbitrary laws and punishment.
The Continental Congress declared Independence from something more profound- an Entire Mindset that made all Mankind subject to oppression for all of Human History!
Thanks for spending some of your Holiday with me.
Happy Birthday and God Bless America!
Here are the links to Sacred Memories Of 242 Years Ago, at Mike Pell Rockollections: