The boy scouts place a flag in our yard 11 times a year – most the people in our neighborhood pay for the service which means we get to enjoy the view of flags waving in the breeze. I love it. My kids love it.

This morning Hallie was asking about the fourth of July and why we celebrate – so we had a nice history lesson. We learned about the star spangled banner and how it came to be. Google helped fill in the details that have somehow escaped my memory since my high school US history class. It was good to have a little refresher.

We live in a great country and we had a great day celebrating our freedom. Happy Independence Day.

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