by Thomas Hawk
4th of July seems to be the same every year, barbecue, fireworks, and singing the “Star-Spangled Banner” off key. If you want to make it more interesting and patriotic then you have to be a little more active in your celebrations.
Decorate your house and yard with red, white and blue and try to bring the vibe of independence day into your home. Have flags hanging from places that can be seen, and share your excitement with you neighbors as well. You can buy a pack of inexpensive hand flags and pass them out to those who live around you.
Another way to involve your neighbors, friends,and family in the 4th of July celebrations is to throw a backyard party or potluck picnic in the park. All the guests can bring a favorite dish to the soiree, and everyone can have a taste of good home cooking. You can also arrange for there to be sprinklers for kids to have fun in , and group activities to keep the adults busy. Sack races and field sports are also simple additions to the day’s events that will keep everyone entertained. Don’t forget to have good music playing at all times. That is a definite necessity for having a memorable Independence Day.
If you are in the giving mood and want to celebrate the country’s birthday in a significant way, non-profit organizations are always willing to take donations from a generous hand or pocket. If there are any used clothes and shoes tuck away in the closet you can offer them up as a donations to GoodWill. If you have a well running used car to give away Veterans of America are more than happy to accept it, and money is always needed. Volunteering is the best way you can make a memorable and meaningful occasion out of this year’s Independence Day.
If you want to spend “The 4th” in a more simple but meaningful way. You can always go visit the lonely veterans in a shelter near you. There are several retired soldiers who would love the company of a caring heart. If you can’t find a shelter then you can always visit the VA Hospital in your community that specifically attends to sick veterans and their families. You could volunteer where there is a need, or just visit those who need a little comfort. Try to bring a little gift for them to remember you by would be a certain blessing in their life. Have some of your friends and family share the experience with you and make it a tradition to give back as a way of commemorating the 4th of July.
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