We boldly celebrate independence in these our United States. While we lift up the anthem of being independent every day it is also a holiday period set aside to rejoice in a long held liberty.
Freedom brings entire communities together across the nation in a revelry where fireworks reign and national anthems resound loudly.
Retelling the story in the most modern of ways brings significance to the coalition of interests that make our independence significant, even today.
That we could unify our efforts by taking up arms to establish it and rally across time to create a better future for it certainly speaks volumes of the citizens willingly placing life and limb on the line to secure it. That is the greatest cost and it will always be high.
Simply looking up in remembrance is a small gesture, but it remains the biggest salute to what we all unifiably hold dear. That is, to be free.
c2016 ~ Ann-Marie Adams, July 4, 2016 #WordStrings