We live less than a mile from the Hudson River, which has some spectacular fireworks this time of year. It gets very loud. There are many countries where the sound of explosions is alarming. What makes America different is that when we hear explosions nearby, we think of a family spreading out a blanket and having a picnic while they watch fireworks, absolutely free from fear.
You could name many places where people’s first thought on distant explosions is not a party somewhere.
For that I am thankful to our men and women in uniform, so many of whom gave all.
Enjoy the day.