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Happy Birthday America!!!!! Just a small vent.

on July 4, 2008

I have noticed today as we have been out and about doing a few errands that many see today, the 4th of July, as just another holiday.  Sort of like Halloween or Thanksgiving or non-Christians celebrating Christmas.  I have also seen signs saying "4th of July Support our Troops", okay now maybe this petty of me or nit picky but here is the thing – 4th of July is America’s birthday.  It is not a day for troop recognition (that is Memorial Day) or for remembering fallen troops or those who are retired or not serving (that is Veteran’s Day).  This is nothing against the troops, I full heartedly support them and pray for them to be safe in protecting our country, after all I am a Navy vet.  The problem lies in so many people not realizing what the 4th of July is all about. What are schools teaching now a days?  Having had relatives fight in the Revolutionary War, to make America free from British rule.  Why has it been misconstrued to just be another holiday, another day off or another day to party?  It is a shame that many seem not to know about the true origins of the 4th of July, when there is so much history behind it.  If it hadn’t been for the Revolutionary War we would still be ruled by the British and would have no United States of America. 

Okay, now I will go back to having my children study history from a non-revisionist view.

Coming soon, my post on Proverbs 31.

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One response to “Happy Birthday America!!!!! Just a small vent.

  1. CherylinMA says:

    I totally understand your point of view and found myself frustrated as well. For starters I tried to call it Independence Day as much as possible to remind myself and our family that we were celebrating our independence, not the 4th day of July.
    My friend said she was at a parade and a lady she knows came up to her and asked why we (Americans – she's from out of the country) don't have information aout this holiday more prevelent. There are certainly lots of books about some of the other holidays but we could use some more kid's books about Independence Day don't you think? That would be a good start.
    Blessings to you and yours today,
    Cheryl

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