July 4 – American Independence Day

It all started in 1776 with this declaration:

Some celebrated in the early days by naming places


Today it’s more common to have a BBQ


And congregate to watch firework displays


or watch Independence Day parades


It’s also popular to buy your own fireworks to shoot in your front yard


But some states have firework bans


And a few only allow small fireworks like sparklers


A few creative people can find the joy in most things


Some like to up-size the fun


But really it’s not about the fireworks but the celebration of America’s identity

070911-N-4007G-008 SAN DIEGO (Sept. 11, 2007) - American flags bearing the names of victims from the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center, the Pentagon and Flight 93 on Sept. 11, 2001, adorn a makeshift monument at the Balboa Park 2007 Freedom Walk. Service members and residents from the San Diego community showed their support through the walk to remember those who lost their lives on that day. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Brian Gaines. (RELEASED)

If you’re interested in finding out more about American independence, check out some of the books we have available here in the 2nd Air Division Memorial Library

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