Dan & I were talking about traditions today as we drove to the grove for cherries. As we talked, I couldn’t think of any family traditions for the 4th of July. Sure we had a BBQ and watched fireworks, but was there more to it? I can’t seem to remember it. But then again growing up, everyday was patriotic. We awoke to John Philips Sousa marches blaring at full blast. On a military base there is no lack of American flags or patriotic citizens. We grew up with people who genuinely love their country and are willing to fight and die for the freedoms we hold dear. Heck, they started teaching me to shoot a gun at age 3! It’s just the way I was raised.
Yet I couldn’t think of a solid July 4th tradition. As we look forward to the future of raising Ava and any other kids we have, we want traditions. We want there to be something that our family does on holidays that will bond us together and provide humor.
So dear friends, what are your family’s traditions for Independence Day (American, Australian or other)?