I spent the 4th of July en route from Portugal to Germany, so I didn't get to enjoy any of the usual Independence Day festivities. I did spend a little time, though, remembering what it's supposed to be all about. In order to keep that in mind, I have this American Flag, which I have been carrying with me since my first deployment. It's flown more than 30 combat / combat support sorties with me, has been all over Iraq and Saudi Arabia, and is now getting a tour of Europe.
I hope your Independence Day was a great time, spent with those who are most important to you, and that you took a little while to think about what our independence means, and to be grateful for those who sacrificed so much to secure it for us.