Every year for the past several years I have taken the liberty (appropriate word to use in this context) to post a short fireworks/patriotic music video.
No reason this year should be any different. (Be sure to watch the video below all the way through. It's pretty spectacular at the end).
The news is telling us that many localities aren't having real fireworks this year. (Drought causing hazardous fire conditions, pandemic crowd gathering restrictions still in effect).
But whether they're real or electronically simulated, it's the spirit that emerges from watching them that counts. The reminder that we live in a free and independent land, and that it is fitting for us to stop from time to time and reflect on that.
Happy Fourth of July, everyone! https://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=stars+and+stripes+forever+with+fireworks&view=detail&mid=494854a14448fc816c82494854a14448fc816c82&form=vire0&ru=%2Fsearch%3fq%3Dstars%2band%2bstripes%2bforever%2bwith%2bfireworks%26qs%3Dri%26pq%3Dstars%2band%2bstripes%2bforever%2bfireworks%26sc%3D1-35%26cvid%3D55281d1b3e2b462591764162c6839f3c%26form%3Dqblh%26sp%3D1