Saturday, July 4, 2009

Happy Independence Day!

We went to the car races at State Line, Idaho last night. They have an Independence Day program every year, with a demolition derby and fireworks show. It was packed. We all had a great time.

A pet peeve that I have been developing for a few years now has been the tendency to reduce the holiday to "July 4th". Even on the state-printed legal forms that I use on a daily basis the holiday is always referred to as "July 4th". I am concerned that people may forget what the holiday really commemorates if it is only thought of as "July 4th", an additional day off to barbecue and watch fireworks. It's not too much trouble to say "Independence Day".

That's all.

Happy Independence Day!

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