|Independence Hall in Philadelphia|
I want to wish everyone a happy Fourth of July holiday today. This is the day when Americans celebrate the declaration of our independence from Great Britain and the creation of what would eventually be called the United States of America.
The holiday is actually a bit more meaningful because it seems like it is the one day of the year in which we are all Americans, all one people no matter what creed or color of one's skin or political beliefs are.
Usually I would take the family to the local July 4th parade and then we would have family and friends visit for a cookout in the backyard, followed by a viewing of fireworks in the evening.
However, this year, because of the Covid-19 pandemic, the Purky family is staying home today in self-lockdown to stay the virus. It is a completely different feel this holiday. We can only hope for better days ahead.
Meanwhile, here is a picture that hopefully will generate a few laughs: