Unfortunately we often refer to day as “The Fourth of July” and forget why today is a holiday. I am trying, and I suggest everyone also try, to call today “Independence Day.” After all we don’t say “February 14th”–we say Valentine’s Day. We don’t even say “The First of January” even though that one IS significant.
Instead, we should remember just what makes today important. It’s the day we remember and celebrate declaring our independence as a country–July 4, 1776. To forget our country’s heritage put’s us in danger of losing what makes our country great!
So I wish everyone an happy Independence Day, but more importantly, a day of remembering our great country!