Every year, Americans across the nation, celebrate the freedom of our land. The Fourth of July, also known as Independence Day, is mostly commemorated outside with a variety of festive events including barbecues, picnics, family reunions and parades. Inside events often include memorial speeches, ceremonies and other public happenings. Then there is the spectacular display of fireworks that brings to a close a Big Bang of a day!

My husband and my annual tradition on this day is to eat and visit with family and friends, then eat some more, including yummy desserts! After that we then “Ooooo” and “Ahhh” as we strain our necks looking upward at the sky filled with various shapes and designs of multicolor dots spreading out lights of big multiple star lights. We also jump in excitement at the loud booming sounds of the fireworks as each one is launched, squealing with glee like little kids describing what each firework looks like with all the light dots spreading out and fading across the sky… Oh wait a minute, maybe I am just describing myself.

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