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What Does Independence Day Mean to You?

Has the celebration of our country’s independence become too much about the celebrating? Tell us what the holiday means to you.

Fireworks and potato chips or freedom and patriotism — what does Independence Day mean to you?

As July 4th approaches, Patch wants to know what this nationalistic American holiday means to you.

Will you spend the fourth remembering the freedoms and American spirit that have been linked to the day for centuries, or has the holiday lost its luster and maybe you’ll just hope for good weather and head to the beach?

How will you celebrate and what does the anniversary of our country’s independence mean to you?

Lucia July 01, 2012 at 02:40 PM
July 4th is a celebration of the United States commemorating the adoption of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776, declaring independence from the Kingdom of Great Britain and now we have a president who thinks he is the supreme ruler, he disregards the Constitution, lies, panders to illegal aliens for votes, etc., etc., etc. and he must be voted out or we will have no freedoms left to celebrate.
Ray F July 01, 2012 at 10:58 PM
Seems like the fourth is a time to talk whatever bologna political infotainment you subscribe to, and try to have a party that reminds you of fun times as a kid. Or it's a day or so to ponder a historical event that we are completely removed from, and marvel at how terrifying it would be if anything like that were to happen in the near future...?
Melissa Y July 02, 2012 at 01:15 AM
I second that Lucia!!!
Ray F July 02, 2012 at 12:45 PM
Independence day means liberation from the PRIVATE corporation, called the federal reserve, who, although privately owned, are somehow allowed to make laws, and use our tax dollars to bail out their foreign investments.
Rob Gianazza July 02, 2012 at 01:45 PM
Close, that will be the "second" Independence Day. I choose to focus on the men and women who put their lives on the line to make this great experiment a reality. I believe in what they did and would love to see a return to those values.

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