On July 4th 1776 the 13 colonies claimed their Independence from England which eventually led to the formation of the United States of America. God Bless America!
What it means to be independent.
Independence is such a powerful word, by definition it means: Not subject to control by others : Self-governing (2) : not affiliated with a larger controlling unit.
People generally don’t like to be controlled, it’s a very freeing feeling to be to be independent. To rely upon ourselves for the things we need and make choices for ourselves. The 4th of July has always been my favorite holiday because of the magnitude of it’s meaning. The colors of the flag have been my favorite because It represents not only my own, but the Independence and freedom of this nation.
Why the 4th of July?
A lot of people choose Christmas or Thanksgiving as their favorites, but it’s my belief that we should celebrate thankfulness every day and Christmas has become so commercialized that it’s lost it’s meaning, it’s made it more of a chore and a financial burden than what the true meaning calls for. For me the 4th I can sit back and watch the fireworks, BBQ with family and reflect on how far this country has come since 1776.
It most certainly has it’s problems, but the lack of freedom isn’t one of them. We are still independent and it doesn’t cost a small fortune to celebrate. We don’t have to buy gifts to show our love, (Not that it should be that way, but it seems like it is with other holidays).
Meaning of the colors of the U.S. Flag
According to custom and tradition, white signifies purity and innocence; red, hardiness and valor; and blue signifies vigilance, perseverance, and justice. The Stars represent the 50 states.
Long may she wave.
I wear the colors to show my respect to all the men and women who have sacrificed their lives for it. As long as this flag flies it represents the independence and freedom of this country. Aside of sacrificing our own lives, to me this is the next best thing to show respect and I will continue to wear these colors proudly. I would say I wear red, white and blue 80% of the time. My jeep is decked out in it. My Kitchen decor is red, white and blue and I have a lot of decorations around the house that are patriotic colors. My bedroom has a flag hanging on the wall along with a stuffed enormous blue American Eagle and the bedspread is….you guess it, Red, White and Blue.
I am a true proud American patriot….That is why the 4th is my favorite!
While you are enjoying the festivities on the 4th, be safe and take a moment to remember the many lives it took to get us here. I hope you enjoy your 4th as much as I know I will!
Until Next time,
~Spread Your Wings…..