Happy Birthday America!! This is our first Independence Day outside of the USA in many, many years. How do I feel about that? Well, although we won’t be attending any parades or fireworks, Vince and I will still celebrate in our own way. We’ll hang our small American flag on the window and I’ll make burgers and french fries, we’ll drink some beer and google some live fireworks online to keep us closer in spirit to the USA. Although we’re far from country, family and friends, our hearts are there in spirit and we wish everyone back home a happy and safe 4th of July!
While the storm clouds gather far across the sea,
Let us swear allegiance to a land that’s free.
Let us all be grateful for a land so fair,
As we raise our voices in a solemn prayer:
God bless america, land that I love,
Stand beside her and guide her
Through the night with a light from above.
From the mountains, to the prairies,
To the oceans white with foam,
God bless america,
My home sweet home.
— irving berlin