I'm heading up to Idaho this weekend for the 4th of July. Before I go, though, I like to read the Declaration of Independence and the United States Constitution. I try to read both a couple times a year, and I make it a point to read them around the 4th of July. They are short documents, and they serve as good reminders.
At any rate, I hope you have some festivities planned for the 4th, and I also hope that we can all take a minute to reflect on our nation, our founders and what we can do to be better citizens.
Enjoy this rendition of the Star Spangled Banner from the United States Marine Band. Also, I've included a fun video from JibJab and ThePartyParty.com of former presidents saying words that belong in the national anthem. Finally, there is a version of the Star Spangled Banner that teaches you the words to the song.
Happy 4th of July!