Some Red, White and Blue
You have to love a nation that celebrates its independence every July 4, not with a parade of guns, tanks, and soldiers who file by the White House in a show of strength and muscle, but with family picnics where kids throw Frisbees, the potato salad gets iffy, and the flies die from happiness. You may think you have overeaten, but it is patriotism.
Fireworks and parades have long been a staple of Independence Day celebrations. They were originally used as morale boosters for soldiers in the Revolutionary war. Of course back then the fireworks were actually explosives used in the war and were called rockets not fireworks.
Happy 235th Birthday America!