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Old 07-02-2013, 07:22 AM
 
Location: The Mid South
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For several years now we have had a large family cookout culminating in a fireworks display in a cul de sac, within the city limits, which is illegal but tolerated. It's been fun even though it's lots of work but I have a more serious side that tries to take in the meaning of independence and the concept of freedom.
How about you; do you ever try to wrap your brain around freedom and independence?
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Old 07-02-2013, 07:42 AM
 
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Mostly what I experience is idiot neighbors setting off fireworks at all hours for a week leading up to the fourth.

Most people don't have any idea what the holiday means. Hell, most people couldn't even tell you what century the American Revolution was fought in, let alone have any concept of the Declaration of Independence or constitutional issues.
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Old 07-02-2013, 10:59 AM
 
Location: Upstate NY
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We have a familly cookout, then fireworks. Apparently, so does everyone else around here.
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Old 07-02-2013, 11:12 AM
 
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Welcome America!
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Old 07-02-2013, 01:14 PM
 
Location: North Carolina
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Well I usually stay home most of the day because my dog has panic attacks and pees all over the house even tho I medicate her.
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Old 07-02-2013, 09:19 PM
 
Location: M I N N E S O T A
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Parade, Picinic, Fireworks.
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Old 07-02-2013, 09:55 PM
 
Location: SoCal
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I hide in my room until the Boom related flashbacks stop.
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Old 07-03-2013, 12:46 AM
 
Location: West Los Angeles
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I like to drink beer, watch televised sports, party, and celebrate our independence since 1976 from the Holy Roman Empire after Han and Chewy blew up their Death Star. Let the good times roll, and God bless America!
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Old 07-03-2013, 12:49 AM
 
Location: Lone Star State to Peach State
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I am in Texas. Whatever we do we'll be doing it with beer, beef, in the heat, and with Mosquitos


As far as wrapping my brain around freedom and independence, I am most grateful for those 2 .

This 4th of July we will have some folks over for dinner then walk to the huge park for fireworks. Ironically, 4 out of the 6 people coming over are Immigrants to the U.S.
France, Trinidad, Ukraine. They know more about our country's history than a natural born citizen. They are also as grateful for the opportunities the U.S. has given them and their children.

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Old 07-03-2013, 02:08 AM
 
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Independence Day ceased to have any immediate associations with patriotism or history when I stopped living in a small town. Because in that town there was always a parade to the local war monument and a few brief speeches, and then people did the usual picnicking and fireworks thing. Once grownup and living in a city, it was a chance for a day off and maybe to take in a fireworks display.

Once living in a foreign country where there were no other Americans around the day can pass without me even knowing it has come and gone.

As far as U.S. history goes, that became a far more compelling interest over the years, and hasn't needed any goosing up with public holidays. In fact, I am far more interested in U.S. history of the colonial era to the early 1800's than I ever was living in the U.S. Living there history had finally become so twisted and tortured out of shape and injected with partisan politics that it was repellent in the extreme - and because it was the football of extremists.
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