“The blessings in which you this day rejoice are not enjoyed in common. The rich inheritance of justice, liberty, prosperity, and independence bequeathed by your fathers is shared by you, not by me. The sunlight that brought life and healing to you has brought stripes and death to me. This Fourth of July is yours, not mine. You may rejoice, I must mourn. ”
― Frederick Douglass
Not to rain on anyone’s celebration of the independence day of our country but happy 4th everyone. I couldn’t help but be reminded today that the 4th of July doesn’t hold the same meaning to everyone. Me and mine still celebrate it but sometimes it’s easy to forget where we’ve come from and how far we’ve come. I didn’t want to forget that today. Happy Independence day.