Heard somebody recently point out that Independence Day has come to be the only holiday commonly referred to by its date, rather than by its occasion. This truth reminds us of how subtle and progressive changes in the use of language can readily leave behind original meaning.
July 4th is a day of the month; Independence Day marks the greatest leap for human liberty in the history of man, and the courageous underpinnings of the greatest nation on earth.
And let us not forget Providence, without which our independence might never have been won, or our liberty continued, to this day.
Identify with Independence Day, and read The Declaration of Independence. Then… light the grill, have a cold one, and watch the skies light up.