But it was also a day to honor those who serve and protect our country both past and present... To remember all who sacrifice for our freedoms that I so often take for granted.
This year as we donned our red, white and blue and watched the fireworks light up the sky, I was especially moved. The stars and stripes took on new meaning. And the patriotic lyrics touched my heart.
And the rockets' red glare,
the bombs bursting in air,
Gave proof through the night
that our flag was still there.
I would feel amiss if I didn't take this opportunity to publicly express my gratitude for this beautiful country I call home.
Thank you to all the service men and women who so willingly put their lives at risk. And to the families that send their loved ones into harms way time and time again... You are all heroes to me.
*The fireworks above were done by hubs and slightly tricky to capture. Texture was added for a more dramatic effect.
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