Four of the greatest things about the Fourth of July

With tomorrow being the Fourth of July, I thought it was only right to post something to celebrate the Nation’s birthday. 

The Fourth of July has always been one of my favorite holidays, I don’t know if it’s the weather, the food, the carefree attitudes or maybe a mix of everything.

Here are a few things that no matter how old you get, you have to do before you can feel as though you truly celebrated this great holiday.

Sport the Red, White and Blue!

White shorts, red shirt, blue shoes. Jean shorts, white shirt, red belt. Red skirt, blue top, white shoes.
No matter the combination, you have to wear our Nation’s colors on the Fourth! Even if you are one of those people who just carry around a flag, at least you tried! I’ve had my outfit picked out for weeks.

Most of the time, I buy a new combination of clothing to craft the greatest Independence Day outfit ever.

Get the Works

You’ve got a lot of options here as far as how big you want to go on the firework area. 

Buying some fireworks from the local grocery store seems like the easiest bet; personally I’m happy with a box of sparklers.

Some people go bigger, even leave the state to get the best fireworks. Whatever you choose to do, it’s not the Fourth if you don’t set off, or go see a firework display.

Food of Champions

This might be my favorite aspect of the holiday, the food. I love food on the grill! Anything in the cookout/picnic genre is okay in my book!

This day is known for hamburgers, hot dogs, fruit salad, cupcakes and much more. My mouth is watering just typing this. If you don’t have at least one plate full of greasy goodness, you haven’t fully celebrated Independence Day.

When in Good Company

This is where it gets a little more heart-felt than mini-sausages and flip-flops.  Remember every great thing we have to be celebrating on this day. It’s the things we take for granted the rest of the 355 days of the year.

Our freedom, which wasn’t and still isn’t free. We still have people fighting for us to celebrate this holiday, and it seems that we always will.

The very best part of the Fourth is celebrating with friends and family the fact that you have something to celebrate.

So tomorrow and during the weekend of celebrations, take the time to make sure you have covered all of the basics.

Get your flag, your bottle rockets, your corn on the cob and your family to celebrate this day like Americans.


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