A Little ChexMix, Beer and the 4th of July.

Posted: July 4, 2011 in Deep Thoughts, Lake Bubble, Never Forget

The 4th of July means many things to many Americans, but for each of us it is a celebration of the freedom we enjoy. Often we hear tales of patriotic acts performed by valiant soldier in far off lands, or heroes right here in America, but what Independence Day truly means is having the freedom to eat ChexMix, drink over priced Smart Water and pick lake muscles from the bottom of a muddy lake. All of this seem terrible trivial when compared to the escapades of Purple Heart winners, but we all must remember that even the greatest acts of heroism are done not for some higher ideals, but rather for the simply freedom we each enjoy. There is a shred of truth to the notion that American soldiers fight for freedom and democracy, but what  they really fight for is their mothers, fathers, brothers, sisters, husbands, wives, children, family and neighbors. Soldiers do not think about the “greatness” of America nearly as much as they think about what it will be like to snuggle with their loved ones again or drink a cold one on the dock at his or her favorite summer lake spot. So on this 4th of July let us remember the sacrifices of the millions who have died or been injured so that each of us can enjoy a little ChexMix and a drink in our own lake bubble!


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