Today is Independence Day! And here in our little town of Independence, we do it up big, because, well, it’s Independence Day. As you read this and leave your comments, I won’t be here. I’ll be either in the Parade (as a Scout), in the Bandshell (as a Flutist), or sweating it out somewhere in the park while I eat too much food. And then at night, we’ll spread our blanket by the river and watch a rockin’ fireworks show. One of the biggest in the area, I might add. Our town does it up right. One more thing about Small Towns that just can’t be beat. We even have a “flyover” at the beginning of the parade by some local pilots who fly their bi-wings in formation. One year, the committe managed to hook in some real, honest-to-goodness Navy Fighters who were going from one place to another, and Independence was on their route. They got special permission, and man, oh MAN, was that an awesome flyover! They went twice, screaming overhead and rattling windows, and the crowd was absolutely insane, cheering and waving everything we could find at them. Awesomeness.
So what’s up where you are? What do you do on Independence Day? Does your town have any special traditions for the day?
(that’s not our bandshell, by the way. I don’t have a picture of ours, yet. I’ll try and take one while I’m in it. I can be one of those geeks who takes pics of the audience that she’s playing for!)