I hope everyone is having a great a joyous time celebrating! I know I am!
I had seen a Facebook friend's post earlier this morning that she loves this holiday because everything stops for one day. All of the fighting between political parties and media and all of the things the country's been dealing with; it all stops. And for one day everyone is together and united and proud to be an American.
I couldn't think of a better way to put it. It's just an amazing feeling when all of the frustrating politics and the huge gap between our nation's citizen disappears for a day. If only it could happen more often. While I was traveling around Europe that past few months I had an amazing time but it also made me appreciate the U.S. much more.
On a lighter note, here are some photos from a Fourth of July shoot I did with my friend last year on the Fourth.