Jul 4, 2012

July 4th...

Freedom is never given, it is won, and it's nothing else but a chance to be better....

If this year's July Fourth is anything like last year, and from experience I know it get's better and bigger, then we are in for a big treat.   The fireworks from Navy Pier are spectacular, and we are fortunate to be able to see them from our apartment.  We have decided to stay in with Brutus because he is a little afraid of all the noise from the fireworks.  Check out the pictures from last July 4th at Navy Pier.

Independence Day, commonly known as the Fourth of July, is a federal holiday in the United States commemorating the adoption of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776, declaring independence from the Kingdom of Great Britain. Independence Day is commonly associated with fireworks, parades, barbecues, carnivals, fairs, picnics, concerts, baseball, games,family,reunions, and political speeches and ceremonies, in addition to various other public and private events celebrating the history, government, and traditions of the United States. Independence Day is the national day of the United States.

This is the time Arvid actually gives up watching TV and spends it with Brutus.  He carries Brutus around telling hi "everything is going to be OK and to not be afraid."  We are not that into going out on this day.  We watch The Macy's Parade on TV and try to spend as much time with Brutus because soon we will be heading out to Norway.
I am very fortunate to be living in the USA, the land of the free.  I have traveled to many European and other countries.  Some I have really liked, but as far as I am concerned the USA is always be home.  I could never see myself living anywhere else.  America is another name for opportunity, and as
 they say, laughter is America's most important export.

It is easy to take liberty for granted, when you have never had it taken from you...

until next time