For those of you looking for a patriotic read to celebrate America’s birthday, please read on in this blog by author K.L. Kranes.
It’s getting close to July 4 and, in the US, that means it’s time for the yearly summer celebration of Independence.
Of course, it’s not just a day. No, no. America sort of invented over-the-top, consumer-filled celebrations that completely lose sight of the meaning of the actual holiday. (That’s right, I’m looking at you Valentine’s Day. Don’t hide behind Christmas.) So, Independence Day can’t just be one day where we all stop and consider our nation’s history. Instead, it must be an entire weekend of BBQs, running through sprinklers and ticker-tape parades filled with red, white and blue. And, most importantly, giant exploding displays of fireworks streaking through the sky that leave a tinge of strange smoke lingering until the next morning.
It is also one of the few times of the year we all put aside our ever-growing polarized opinions and say – we’re going to be kind-hearted Americans and…
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