Let’s not forget the importance of this day as we all are caught up in celebrations and camaraderie.
Today, in 2014, much to the dismay of some, we can still celebrate this day. But the way things are going, who knows if this time will come around again. The world is so unsure and becoming a dangerous place, although I think probably every generation has had something like that to say about the state of things.
As we’re giving thanks for freedom, family and friends, and watching the colorful display of fireworks overhead, let’s all remember our forefathers and the glorious things they had in store for our nation at the signing of the Declaration of Independence. These fellows were real men with a genuine concern for the country and its inhabitants, unlike the people we have in office today who make careers out of their political lives and many of them for personal gain.
Our ancestors were in another place and time and that’s behind us now and gone. We must deal with all the current things going on in our nation. I’m sure these great men never saw a future with a nation so big and full of chaos as we have today. It makes you wonder how they would handle things if we could bring them back. I’m sure there a few of you who’ve thought about this very thing.
I would like to point out that three of our former presidents, and signers of the Declaration of Independence, died on July 4. That seems so strange, doesn’t it? It makes you wonder of there’s any meaning there that we’re missing. Three is quite a few with 365 days in a year. I always wonder about oddball things like that.
I’d also like to say I guess my father is in good company, if you can say such a thing about a day of death, because this is his death date too. I always think about him taking us to see the fireworks as kids, as I’m watching them on July 4. I love and miss you, Daddy. You’re not forgotten.