The 4th of July is the day when our nation celebrates it's independence. But when did it become a federal holiday? And if you're headed to a barbecue, you're certainly not alone.
With that, I have two things for you. One of those things is the best 4th of July speech you'll hear today. But first, here is this very detailed and interesting info graphic about our nation's independence:
Even though Memorial Day is popularly thought of (and portrayed in the media) as the “beginning of the summer travel season,” the real reason we have the day off is to remember, and honor those who died while serving this country. It’s one of those holidays where it doesn’t make much sense to say “happy Memorial Day, neighbor,” because for many it’s not a happy day. It’s a somber day.
With that said, there’s no reason why you can’t, or shouldn’t travel somewhere for the weekend. And believe it or not, there are many places you can go where you can honor the fallen.
Most of the posts you'll find on here will be about travel or something related to travel. This one isn't. It's about thanking those in the armed services. I've seen two movies in recent weeks about the horrors of war. They are two of the best movies I've seen in a long time.
This past weekend I went to see "American Sniper" starring Bradley Cooper who portrays Chris Kyle, the deadliest sniper in U.S. history. It follows his journey through basic training, his four tours overseas, and finally his struggle with PTSD. This movie is based on Kyle's story, a true story. Here's the trailer: