The Mistress of Snark offers 4th of July greetings.
Not really much I can add to that, except to wonder when the holiday stopped being "Independence Day" and became "The Fourth of July"?
Why is the simple recitation of a number and a month preferable to what the day is actually about?
Happy Independence Day, Gentle Readers.
Enjoy the fireworks. Spend time with kith and kin, eat too much, laugh long, and love well, but I counsel you: On this day, more than any other, take a few moments to read and ponder the Declaration of Independence -- the document that is the penultimate reason for this day.
The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united States of America.