On the morning of the 4th of July, my neighborhood gets together for a celebration. It's a tradition that started in 1964 and includes patriotic music, speeches, a flag raising, food, drink, conversation, and holiday attire that (some, thankfully) only comes out once a year. My neighborhood takes its patriotism seriously, and that is my Ten Things of Thankful this week:
|The flag raising ceremony.|
|Emma as the 2006 Miss Liberty.|
|Left, the speaker's podium. Center, Glenda|
playing "God Bless America" on a keyboard,
with the entire crowd singing along.
|Some of the crowd.|
|Little girls in patriotic attire.|
|The "adult" drink station, across the street.|
|A couple of the bicycle parade participants.|
|See what I mean about thankfully|
only seeing these pants once a year?
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