There’s no better holiday for me than Independence Day. It embodies everything to me that matters the most.
I’ll be celebrating the day by counting my blessings. My thoughts will be those who have come before me who sacrificed everything so that I could enjoy opportunities to not just live but to thrive. Hopefully, I can do the same for others.
As I take in all of the food, fellowship, fireworks, and patriotic displays I’ll remind myself that they are not the reason we celebrate. They are mere symbols of our shared heritage.
This is a day to remember that great things endure through unity not division. That’s because freedom without responsibility is chaos and responsibility without freedom is tyranny.
About the author: I am Stephen Kennedy, an experienced photographer with more than 2500 completed sessions in all 50 US states.