The fourth of July is a day that all Americans look forward to each and every year. Afterall, it feels like one gigantic nationwide party full of music, celebration, good food, bonding with friends, a couple of beers here and there, and most of all — some of the most impressive fireworks displays in the world.
Let’s not forget why this day really matters though. It is the day that the Declaration of Independence was fully adopted, the United States of America was no longer a colony of the mighty British Empire.
This is an incredibly important point in history because without this occurrence, America would never have become the industrial and military world leader that it is today.
What are the most important reasons, therefore, do we have to celebrate the fourth of July? Let’s talk about some of them here so that by the end you will not only have a greater sense of what it means to be an American, but the fires of patriotism can ring true in your heart more than it ever has before.
Be Reminded of The Importance of Our Independence
First of all, you have to think about why American independence is so important in the first place. First of all, it is well known that America is a country that was founded by the principles of freedom and free enterprise. The United States exists as a direct rebellion to the strongest empire the world has ever known, the British Empire, and the rejection of its monarchy.
By celebrating American independence, you are demonstrating that you believe that no man or woman should be a monarch, and that greatness is something that you have to strive for and work towards rather than be born with.
Look Back At The History of Our Nation
The importance of American independence also relates to the history of trials and tribulations that Americans have gone through. Whether it is revolutionary war that the Americans had to fight tooth and nail on to gain independence, to the great depression of the 1920s that left so many unemployed and homeless, to the leadership role that the United States had to take up to lead the world in the war against fascism and tyranny in world war 2, the United States has shown that it is one of the most resilient countries in the world and that its history is something to be proud of.
Be Proud To Be An American, Buy a Flag
Hopefully you have now been reminded about the importance of being an American and why American independence is so crucial to our identity. The only question that remains is, how can you do your part? One of the simplest things that you can do for the fourth of July is to buy an American flag! It is an act that does not require too much effort and expense on your part, but it sends a powerful message that you are proud to be an American and that American independence is something that you truly cherish in your heart.
Not only are you supporting the American economy, but you are also supporting the creation of various American jobs that go into the creation of these flags. Afterall, the best American flags are those that are created by Americans themselves.
With a new American flag, you are helping to make the fourth of July an occasion that is not only for things like parties and fireworks, but new possibilities. Chief among them, the possibility that because you live in the United States of America, all things are possible and just like how the United States has gotten through the worst of times with vitality and vigor, so can you.