Happy Birthday America

Tomorrow is the 4th of July.  This day is a BIG day for Americans.  We celebrate American Independence Day on the Fourth of July every year. We think of July 4, 1776, as a day that represents the Declaration of Independence and the birth of the United States of America as an independent nation.  The American flag is red, white and blue.  The colors were chosen to represent valor (red), liberty and purity (white), and justice and loyalty (blue).  The stripes represent the original 13 colonies that became the original 13 states.  The stars represent each state of these 50 United States we call America.  Our flag is so important that its history tells the story of America itself. It represents the freedom, dignity, and true meaning of being an American.

Sadly, this year, our big birthday bash will not be celebrated as it usually is.  But we Americans are still showing our love and support for our big day by proudly displaying our stars and stripes.  These are the flags I saw on our latest walk-about.






We proudly display our flag too.  We’ve raised “our kids” right too.  Lucie and Vinnie are proud, patriotic Americans as well.




Happy Birthday to the land I love.  Happy Birthday America.  May this beautiful flag FOREVER wave!


Stay safe and stay well Everyone.  Have a happy, safe 4th of July.  ‘Til next time.



Author: ajeanneinthekitchen

I have worked in the restaurant and catering industry for over 35 years. I attended 2 culinary schools in Southern California, and have a degree in culinary arts from the Southern California School of Culinary Arts, as well as a few other degrees in other areas. I love to cook and I love to feed people.

47 thoughts on “Happy Birthday America”

  1. I love this walk of photos, Happy 4th Jeanne. I want to head up to Prescott Arizona for all their flags they will have displayed through the whole town. It is a huge celebration. It reminds me of all my life growing up and celebrating this time of year.

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      1. Our community won’t allow us to have fences (terrible for anyone with a dog), but I have always wanted a white picket fence to have colorful flowers trailing over and to be able to decorate for the 4th. I’m so jealous.

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  2. We are a community of a lot of different houses and townhouses, with various different HOA’s. Some of the townhouses all have those white picket fences around their yards. The houses, like ours, that back up to the open space and the lakes all have to have a 4′ split rail fence. For those of us with dogs, we are allowed to put chicken wire up, to keep the dogs in, but that’s is. They all have to be painted the same color too, kind of a greenish grey.


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