Happy Birthday, America!

Happy Birthday, America!

Oh, look – here’s a copy of your birth certificate!

And here is my annual reminder that the correct name for the holiday we celebrate on July 4th is INDEPENDENCE DAY.

Yes, it falls on July 4th of each year, but it shouldn’t be referred to as “the fourth of July.”

The 4th of July is a date on the calendar, like August 17th, or April 29th, and so on.

Nobody says, “Hey, what kind of costume are you wearing for the 31st of October?”

Nobody says, “We’re going to Minnesota to visit family for the 25th of December.”

And when’s the last time you heard anybody say, “Yeah, we got us a huge turkey to cook up on the 25th of November!”

OK, now that we’ve got that out of the way, enjoy this picture of an eagle that my daughter snapped just south of town in 2011 — perfect.

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