We are doing completely traditional Indepedence Day things today...grilling out, going swimming, watching fireworks with friends...enjoying the day.
Ever mindful of just how blessed we are to be free
And that our freedom has been purchased at a handsome price
And that being an America carries responsibilities equal to the freedoms
And that freedoms which are not mindfully guarded will be lost for all...
Oh! thus be it ever, when freemen shall stand
Between their loved home and the war's desolation!
Blest with victory and peace, may the heav'n rescued land
Praise the Power that hath made and preserved us a nation.
Then conquer we must, when our cause it is just,
And this be our motto: "In God is our trust."
And the star-spangled banner in triumph shall wave
O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave!