When we Americans talk about the ties that bind us, the Fourth of July always comes up in the conversation. It's a holiday that not only celebrates freedom for Americans, but also the idea that all people are entitled to be free. On this day, America celebrates its dynamism.
It's Christmastime, and hotels and inns and resorts throughout America are ready to celebrate the season with glittering decorations and holiday feasts and special events and glowing fireplaces
Family. Friends. Food. Football. Festive tables, bursting with juicy turkey, cranberry sauce (with small chunks of fruit inside?), stuffing, special Holiday gravy, candied yams, sparkling candles, happy conversation with loved ones, plenty of warm embraces and plenty of laughter.
By the time we reach September - every year - we could all use a day off. But this year, after 18 months of COVID, it comes at the perfect time! Soon we'll see the seasons change, and the return of cooler weather and autumn breezes.
Perfect timing! We're about to enjoy the one holiday that can bring every American together. The Fourth of July reminds us that we are all sons and daughters of America.