Why do Americans celebrate the fourth of July? I hope that all my readers know the reason we celebrate this holiday, but I recently learned that many people who live in the United States do not know the significance of this day or any of the important facts. This video would be hilarious if it were not so sad.
Then there are the Americans who fight against those patriots who desire to fly the Stars and Stripes or show the colors. Bob Michaelis is a Marine veteran in Lexington, South Carolina. He owns a mattress company and desired to honor the troops with a show of patriotism by lining the front of his store with Old Glory. He had ten American flags up when he was visited by the chief of police to have a “conversation.” It seems that the town of Lexington has an ordinance about flying flags and Michaelis’ display went against that ordinance.
Residents of Newport Beach, California, wanted to decorate in honor of Independence Day. They “stretched red, white and blue triangular flags from home to home to express their American pride. Code enforcement officers said the decorations “violated a city ordinance” and told the residents to take down their decorations. The residents are ignoring the warning.
Gersh Kuntzman, a columnist for The New York Daily News, wants Major League Baseball to stop playing “God Bless America” at baseball games because the song might offend someone.
Why do you celebrate the fourth of July? Do you know the reason for this national holiday? Could you answer questions about the basic facts of Independence Day? I suggest you brush up on the facts in case you are caught on camera someday looking like a fool!
Happy Independence Day! May God continue to bless the United States of America!