Workers think of it as a federal holiday; kids think of it as a time filled with picnics, parades and carnivals. Adults congregate for barbecues with family and friends and kids running and playing with all their cousins.
I wonder if they teach the kids in school anymore that it is America’s Independence Day. The adoption of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776 declaring our independence from Great Britain.
For those of us who do know what the momentous occasion means, let us pass its meaning on to our children and grandchildren, so they can pass it on to the next generations who will be celebrating this day. They need to remember those from the past who made America possible.