Trudi’s Corner: Post-Independence Day Reflections

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By Trudi Cunningham

Well, we’ve just experienced another “Glorious Fourth of July.” There were so many wonderful parades and the display of our “grand old flag” and the recognition of what the day commemorates. Sad to say, I noticed that here were no flags flying in front of residences in areas I passed when going to visit someone. Yes, I had one out and I hope that anyone who came my way saw it.

So many stores were simply overwhelmed with people shopping for food and other items, intent on their particular activities and anticipating the fireworks in the evening. I do know many are not aware of the significance and purpose of the celebration of the day, sorry to say and that’s a fact. What’s happening to our history? Who happened to catch an interviewer asking people the reason for it all and what it referred to?


How many saw the article about the clean-up involved and the number of bags of garbage and people it took after the fireworks? What is it with people who brought their own snacks, drinks and whatever? Would it have been such a chore to take it with them and dispose of it in the proper way? I may be remarking about a lost cause, but I hope it will get through to those who may read my comments. There are so many who have no conscience in this regard. I do see it in my neighborhood.

Just a last word: when I was shopping in a food store the other week, a flag was accidentally knocked from a display. Would you believe that four people passed it by before I picked it up and put it back with a comment about the ignorance of some people? And that’s a fact.

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