It’s the Fourth of July, the day we celebrate our Independence by blowing up a piece of it! My son (who is in elementary school) was asking me questions about this patriotic holiday and while I happen to be the type of guy that actually remembers all that stuff he learned in history and civics, I thought, “What do the Interwebz tell us about the holiday?” So exercising my Google fu, this is what I shared with my son.
America declared its independence from England! The top three results are all related to the history of the holiday (Wikipedia, usa.gov, and history.com). History.com is my favorite among these. It uses a cool multimedia approach, with a nice (translated brief!) historical outline. They have a slick header with a photo gallery and several videos, including this one of Dogma and Stuck on You star Matt Damon reading the Declaration of Independence.
And how do we celebrate our Independence from King George and his Red Coats? Google says with a Fireworks Spectacular! The Nation’s premier fireworks celebration is held every year in Boston, and this year we will be treated to performances by our American Idols Jennifer Hudson and Michael Chiklis. Ok, Mr. Chiklis may not be an American Idol, but the Commish star really is performing. More details can be found at Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular.
While watching the fireworks, we’ll need something to eat – Google says so! And what better way to entertain family and
guests than with tips from Martha Stewart and Food Network? Food Network has a great spread of food, with categories like: savory red, white and blue bites; popular recipes for a crowd; hand-held deserts; patriotic cocktails. They provide recipes for every dish along with mouthwatering pictures to whet your appetites. Find everything you need at Food Network’s Fourth of July
Lastly, if you find yourself unable to be with the ones you love this holiday you can send holiday themed e-Cards from
123greetings.com. My son liked the one giving hugs and wishing a happy July 4th.
So, wherever you find yourself this holiday, enjoy the company of your family and friends, eat well, enjoy the fireworks and celebrate the vision of our Founding Fathers. From all of us at Vizion Interactive, Happy Independence Day!