04 July 2008


Well, it is that day - July 4th. Since I'm currently working at a historic site that was the birthplace of two signers of the Declaration of Independence, this day means a bit more to me than hot dogs, fireworks, and a day off of work. It is so amazing to me that just over 225 years ago we were able to coalesce into a rebel army that actually won its independence and formed a body of government that was successful in making it work! And the army didn't have a set uniform, or training, or even shoes on their feet in some cases. They just believed in the cause. That's passion.

Anyway, off my soapbox for the day. I'm up early so I can prep some veggies for this afternoon's BBQ (well, I'll actually be utilizing my grill pan again, so technically not a BBQ). I'm also meeting up with friends at 10AM this morning for some breakfast before we catch the raft race and head downtown.

I wish everyone a safe and fun 4th of July!

Image: This is actually from the Fredericksburg National Cemetery during the Memorial Day memorial celebration this past May where local Boy Scouts placed luminaries at the graves - it was quite a sight.

1 comment:

L. said...

I'm so sorry that Jim and I couldn't make it down to the Fred to hang out with everyone; I hope you had a fabulous fourth!