Well lets see:
It's the day people close up their shops so they can meet can up with their families. They put on flag apparel in cult like fashion, get drunk as ----, declare their love of their country and that they're American, then with the empty bottles they shove some illegal M80s in and blow off the closet child's hand.
Yessiree bob, it's great holiday while we celebrate independence through PTSD. Just like our soldiers did.
LOL! I haven't heard it described in quite so colorful terms, but that does mostly sum it up for a lot of folks. People began to understand patriotism during the first gulf war, but it wasn't personal until September 11th.
We celebrate our freedom as well as all who are free and seek freedom from oppression. (BTW, I believe France celebrates its independence on the same date. Please correct me if I'm wrong.)
Happy Birthday U.S.A.