I get into two different frames of mind on the 4th of July....one is about how lucky we are to be where we are and enjoy the freedom we have .... I can listen to any patriotic hymn/march and burst into tears....and I can also enjoy the celebration...the fireworks, etc. After all, what is the 4th of July without the fireworks! So...believe it or not, I started to do these pages thinking the page on the left was going to be things we enjoy on the 4th like ...ice cream and popsicles...and it turned into an explosion of ....fireworks. So....Happy Birthday, America. And Tom....for you and ALL of your buddies serving this great country....God Bless You!!!