Sunday, July 03, 2005

Independence Day

Main Street in the city in which I live. Tomorrow, July 4, thousands of people will line this street, and Main Streets all across this country, to celebrate the 229th anniversary of our Declaration of Independence from Great Britain. This is a scene that will be repeated in hundreds of towns and cities, large and small, across this great nation. For me, this is the one event that continues, despite the fractionalization of our culture, to draw citizenry from all walks of life, all stations, to one place to celebrate what it was that got us here. The Declaration of Independence forged this nation, it gave a fractured populace a focus, a vision. Please remember this as you visit your parade tomorrow.

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  1. Marpla-Barcelonauta said...

    I hope ou are having a good time, our independence day is 9th of july, so we have celebrations next saturday