In the USA, today is Independence Day, or the 233rd Anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence. Most of us are happy to have the day off from work, to spend time with our family and friends. At my house this is, traditionally, a day we don't do much besides picnic in our local park, catch up with neighbors and meet new ones, then watch the late-night fireworks.
Today is a day of so many different things for Americans. It is a time to remember our armed forces and the sacrifices they make on our behalf every day. That they might be far away, but oh so close in our hearts.