I feel so grateful and blessed. Not only am I an American, I had the privilege of being born in this country—a child of poor, but courageous, brave, and hard-working immigrants from the Philippines. God is truly good.
The pastor of our church wrote, while we celebrate independence, we should also remember that we are dependent on God. If you have been following my religion series, I hope you know that I respect all religions and faiths and even non-faith, as diversity is the true fabric of our country.
Here are pictures from our annual tradition: The City of Alameda Mayor’s 4th of July Parade. My parents live on the parade route and I grew up watching the event, which is one of the largest and longest Independence Day parades in the country!
- Do you have an Independence Day tradition?
- Do you stay local or travel?
- Did you work on Monday the 3rd, get the day off, or take a vacation day? I had to take a vacation day.