In the U.S., this Friday is the Fourth of July holiday. For a change, it is even a 3-day weekend for most people. As much fun as 3-day weekends usually are, I suspect that July 4 is one holiday that is not going to be magically switched to the nearest available Monday. The date is too important.
There will be parades, and lots of people will have picnics. Then there are the fireworks. We’re supposed to be able to see the Seattle fireworks from the roof of our building, but we’ll see.
The gentlemen who gathered in Philadelphia 238 years ago had absolutely no idea that we’d still be celebrating the document that they signed all these years later. They were more afraid they’d all be hung for signing it.
Ben Franklin would have loved all the fireworks.
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