While Hurricane Arthur may have pushed back much of our celebrations to the 5th (including my first July 4 expedition), today we celebrate our liberty and the wisdom of our founding fathers for creating our republic. Our freedom was not and is not free and we remember those who gave so much over the past 238 years as well as those who today stand in harms way defending America. Hotdogs and burgers with friends and family are great, but never forget how much has been given by so many to ensure those broad stripes and bright stars fly so high today. The founders understood that a people can never take their liberty for granted and to this day we must remain vigilant to all that which would erode the rights we Americans value so much. How would the founding fathers feel about America today? I think they would marvel at a nation that remains a work in progress and say, tis good.
May god continue to bless the United States of America and all those who stand in her defense.