It seems to me that every patriotic holiday that usually brings us together as Americans has been cancelled this year. In my opinion, if you can go to a protest packed with hundreds of people and not wear a mask, then you should be allowed to watch a fireworks display while practicing all social distancing guidelines (but that’s just my two cents). My city is not holding their annual fireworks display this year, which is very sad. There aren’t even any fireworks tents around in my town! I don’t know what the situation is in your city this 4th of July, but I want you to celebrate the freedom that we have.
“Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.”
– George Santayana
Erasing history only dooms us to repeat it. No matter what is going on in the world, take the time to remember our past. Don’t ever forget what has happened.
“People will not look forward to posterity, who never look backward to their ancestors.”
– Edmund Burke
July 4th is Independence Day. A day when we celebrate our freedom from Great Britain. A day, when, 244 years ago, men of valor resolved to not bow down to a tyrant, no matter the cost. When you get the chance, look up how the men who signed the Declaration of Independence died. Several of them died penniless – having given all for their belief in a free country. Then take a chance to look around us. Look at how the monuments to these men are being defaced. Lastly, look deep down inside of you. You need to figure out for yourself whether defacing these monuments (and even removing them) is an American thing to do. And to make an educated decision, you need to educate yourself on what these men did and why they did it (it helps if you look at their own words. That’s often how you can find out what people truly believe).
This July 4th, celebrate our history. Know what this day stands for. Know what you stand for. And then stand.
“If you don’t stand for something, you’ll be sure to fall for anything.”
– Reverend A.J. Whitney
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