Fireworks, Family Reunions, Barbecues,
Concerts, Picnics, Parades & Baseball games!
This is one of my favorite holidays. Coming from a military family and married to a Marine makes me pause with a great sense of gratitude in how brave, strong and free this great nation is. It is a celebration and reminder of everyday why we should be thankful that we live in this beautiful & safe country.
So, why do we celebrate?
On July 4th, the Continental Congress formally adopted the Declaration of Independence, written by Thomas Jefferson. July 4th became the day that was celebrated as the birth of American independence. We think of July 4, 1776, as a day that represents the Declaration of Independence and the birth of the United States of America as an independent nation.
I hope you and your family celebrate this country's birthday. Catch candy at a parade, fire up the grill, and get as gaudy as you want with your red, white, and blue apparel. Take advantage of this one day out of the year that you can get away with being a pyromaniac and try not to set your neighbors house on fire.
(Photo of my son Graden 2014)
So, stand proud and show your pride and thankfulness for your country. It is our patriotic duty to celebrate this
sweet home - sweet life!
Happy Independence day!
xoxo, Stacey Willis