This is a picture of true "Midwest" America! A parade in every town and a fireworks show to go along with it!
On my friend, Marilyn's blog she used my favorite quote about being an American. I hope she won't mind that I bring it over to this blog as well. Being an American is about "action." We have to be actively involved or we will lose all the freedoms we love!
George McGovern has said: "The highest patriotism is not a blind acceptance of official policy, but a love of one’s country deep enough to call her to a higher plain."