Today, Monday, July 3, is an additional holiday for some local, state government workers and others — creating a four-day weekend for the Fourth of July.
Two years ago, I put the video above together to try and capture the many scenes and icons of America’s birthday. It is a birthday celebrated in many ways and also ignored by others. It is a birthday that I, as an American, believe should be enjoyed and celebrated by those who love this country.
I celebrate the Fourth of July because I am an American.
I am not a Conservative or a Liberal.
I am not a Democrat or a Republican.
I am an American.
There is a difference.
That, alone, is reason enough to celebrate.
(Photos and videos in the video are mine and collected over more than 50 years of photography and filming.)