I love patriotic holidays. I love hearing our national anthem. I love seeing the red-white-and-blue blowing in the wind.
My favorite patriotic holiday is the Fourth of July. I love watching fireworks that celebrate the birth of this great nation, especially when the Boston Pops plays the 1812 Overture. Yeah, I know, the 1812 Overture wasn't written for the 4th of July but it stirs my soul none-the-less. I would have to say that the best 4th of July fireworks I have ever seen was at Vancouver, Washington. It was breath taking. Everyone should see it.
Patriotic holidays remind me of how fortunate I am to live in this great nation. I'm so grateful to all who sacrificed their lives for us to maintain the life we all love so much. Happy Fourth of July!