It’s the Eve of July 4th, and as I’m sitting here at work, grinding out a few more hours until I can go home, I can’t help but think about tomorrow and what it really means.
For some, it’s just a reason not to go to work. A day to fire up their grills or smokers, toss back a couple of cold ones and watch some fireworks, whether it’s a professional firework show or maybe set off some of their own.
But the 4th is also a time to remember our Founding Father’s who stood up for what they believed in, fought for their freedoms and even died for them. The Men and Women who founded our great nation.
In a note to his wife, John Adam’s wrote “It ought to be solemnized with pomp and parade, with shows, games, sports, guns, bells, bonfires, and illuminations, from one end of this continent to the other, from this time forward forever more.”
So go ahead and grill up some grub, smoke some meat. Throw back a cold one and celebrate our Nation’s Birthday, but PLEASE be safe out there. If you drink, don’t drive and be careful if you set off fireworks.