What Does Independence Day (4th Of July) Mean To You All And How Do You Celebrate It Each Year?

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millionmiler24's Comment
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I know this is WAY early for this year, however I am bumpin this in response to a reply on another recent post on here. I would love to hear from some of the newer people on here that have joined up here within the last year how they feel about this topic. Feel free to reply here any way yall want. 😁

OC's Comment
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Independence Day means I'm a year older, my dad use to lie to me when I was really little "those fireworks are all for you". Thinking those fireworks and all those people where gathered together for my birthday was a great feeling.


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Keith A.'s Comment
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I am quite lucky in that I share my birthday with this rather illustrious day. I've always enjoyed it, even if my family holds our July 4th celebration a little early or late most years, weekend dependent.

The last few years I've been a little conflicted about celebrating it as much since I've gotten a little deeper into political history but it doesn't change the fact of what we've done as a country on the positive side of things.

Keith A.'s Comment
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(Can't seem to figure out how to edit, forgot to add this) My attitude has been ticking upwards on this subject since I got back into doing this job though.

Villain's Comment
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Well I'm going to be the killjoy. Just celebrated my 47th birthday. Means I'm one year closer to my last breath, same holds true for this great experiment in self rule and determination that we call The United States of America. Can't point to a day on the calendar and say yep that's when it started, but government stopped being of the people, for the people, and by the people. Read a book, Empire by Orson Scott Card written in 2006. Twelve years later the Afterword is more appropriate than ever. Haven't heard the words "Social Contract" in two decades. People wait on the next IPhone or next Pokémon Go while things are falling apart around us. Countless people made the ultimate sacrifice for America and yet here we are like a spoiled kid that blows his inheritance on prostitutes and drugs.

millionmiler24's Comment
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Bump for obvious reasons. 😜🇺🇸

PackRat's Comment
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This year I’ll be packing up some stuff to head to orientation.

G-Town's Comment
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This year I’ll be packing up some stuff to head to orientation.

Pack Rat...that is truly GREAT...!!!!

Among many others I hope to meet you some day. Your story is an inspiration to all of us.

Freedom comes in many forms; never take for granted the fortunes of good health!

Be safe today! Peace.

DaveW's Comment
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These days every day is the Fourth of July for me. My son is currently deployed to Afghanistan flying Apache helicopters against the Taliban and anyone else who dares to raise a rifle against Americans.

First thing when I wake up every day I raise the American flag.

We've always been a patriotic, military-supporting family going back generations, but having a son currently in combat does an amazing job of heightening sensibilities in that regard. I'm so proud of him, but I'm also a nervous father.

Anybody who has a mind to, please pray for his safe return.

Oz's Comment
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I spend the night working so the vets I work with can go home to their families. Still in the warehouse, so jelly of the drivers.

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