Freedom is precious and shouldn’t be taken for granted. Summertime is precious and shouldn’t be taken for granted. Get out and enjoy both with those you care about and raise a toast to the many that have fought, have died, and those currently, defending our freedom to barbeque, blow stuff up, and most importantly, to live free from tyranny and oppression. If you need a reminder how fortunate we are, July 4th is also Liberation Day in Rwanda, marking the end of the horrific genocide.
Along with our presidents, these famous folks were born on July 4th: “Dear Abby”(Pauline Ester Friedman Phillips) and twin sister “Ann Landers” (Ester Pauline Friedman Lederer) (1918), George Steinbrenner (1930), Geraldo Rivera (1943), Malia Obama (1998).
And these famous people died on July 4th: Bob Ross (1995), Eva Gabor (1995), Barry White (2003), Steve McNair (2009).