Alparetta, GA fireworks may be rained out
Well it's almost 6:00 PM on the 4th of July and it's thundering and lightening with a good dose of rain so it looks like the fireworks show may be cancelled here in Alpharetta, GA. Seems like a darn shame, but as I sit here pondering I can't help thinking that fireworks shows are what we associate this great holiday with almost to the point of exclusion of the real meaning behind the holiday.
We plan trips, visit friends, have barbeque parties, watch fireworks and generally do all sorts of fun things without really giving thought to all the brave souls that have given their lives for us to be able to take this holiday so callously. At this very moment we have many brave souls on foreign lands fighting and putting their very lives on the line so we can have a barbeque.
Our great nation is 235 years old today but would not have been born if our founding fathers had not sacrificed everything to see that she was born. History shows us they fought insurmountable odds and were severely tested physically, spiritually, emotionally and intellectually. Some were actually bribed with incredible wealth to give up the fight and rejoin the crown, but declined. The sacrifices made by our founding fathers and so many others in our 235 year history are beyond comprehension by today's standards.
Seems silly for us to take this day for granted doesn't it? Maybe we should all take just a moment to remember all those who have made the ultimate sacrifice for us and all those that are in harm's way right now protecting our freedom.
Wishing you all a happy and memorable 4th of July.
P.S. I was just informed by a brave soul sitting in the Wills Park dugout that the show will go on rain or shine.