I LOVE the 4TH of July
I always have. Even having my arm accidently burned by my brother by placing a burning sparkler against my arm when I was 12 years old wasn't enough to reduce my excitement of the celebrations every year.
As an adult I learned that there are Great Grandparents on both sides of my family tree who participated in the war against the British. Brave men who left their families and farms in the capable hands of their wives to fight in the battles that were in their neck of the woods.