Never Forget Why We Celebrate Independence Day
Independence Day should be much more than fireworks, parades, picnics, baseball games, family cookouts, and maybe a fishing trip. Sadly, a lot of people have forgotten what Independence Day is all about.
Adults need to be reminded and kids need to learn why we should celebrate this special day. It represents an official severing of ties between the original 13 colonies and the rule of Great Britain. It also represents the core of our beliefs, the very makeup of our identity as citizens of the United States of America.
We should also pause to honor those who served and are serving so we might enjoy the freedoms we have today. The men and women who died on the beaches of Normandy, the fields of Viet Nam, the deserts of Iraq, the mountains of Afghanistan, the buildings in New York and Washington D.C., and so many other places around the world, these people fought for our freedoms and should never be forgotten.
It is because of their sacrifices that we can worship as we please, we have the freedom to say what we want and we can vote for whoever we choose. To all of you men and women who have served or are serving our country, we salute you and we thank you.
Enjoy Independence Day but don’t forget why we celebrate it. From the mountains, to the prairies, to the oceans white with foam, God Bless America!
Be a Hero to Your Kids
The key to making sure kids enjoy fishing is to keep them busy catching fish. Kids don’t care how big the fish are or even what kind they are. They are more focused on getting a fish to bite and winding it in. Be a hero and take your kids fishing.
Another Nature Fact
All ladybugs have two, nine, or fifteen spots. I want to meet the guy who checked all the ladybugs and counted their spots to find that fact out.
Fishing is Good for You
Most people fish to eat them and they are delicious and good for you but more importantly going fishing is good for your soul.
If a soda or beer can blows out the back of your truck today it might possibly be degraded back into the soil in the year 2510. That plastic wrapper off your new fishing baits that went flying out of the boat might be obliterated by about late 2252.
If you find that amazing, would you believe that if you left some kind of glass bottle on the river bank this year it will still be around in the year 1,002,009. Think about all that the next time you leave loose trash in your boat or pickup to be blown out to litter the landscape. Also think about it when you put everything in the trash instead of recycling.
Something to Think About
“What we do to the earth we do also to ourselves. Take care of the earth.”
Chief Seattle, Duwamish Tribe 1854