Today is a day for parades, and hot dogs, and fireworks. Barbeque, flags, and festivities.
Remember those who are working today; the nurses and aides, and cops and firefighters, and the retail folks who keep the store open so you can buy another bag of ice. Give thanks for the soldiers standing the line, and the sailors on the ships. But most of all, give thanks that you live in the last great hope of freedom.
This great experiment in self rule is still alive and well. We've got our problems, but we've got each other.