Happy Birthday America, the land that I love!
We celebrated the day together at West Point and enjoyed exploring the campus and watching the fireworks over the Hudson, soaking in the history and American spirit.
We visited the Visitor Center, the West Point Museum and the chapel. This was interesting to me.
Hitler’s Gun was creepy to see.
I also liked learning about the women of West Point. The first female cadet entered in 1976 and the first female killed in combat was in 2005 in Afghanistan.
In the chapel, I loved the stained glass windows and the lit candle reserved in a pew for all missing comrades and prisoners of war.
We loved seeing the new cadets practicing and learning from the upper cadets and watching them march out to Trophy Point for the Independence Day activities.
How did you celebrate the 4th of July?
I hope all Americans enjoyed our freedom and independence and celebrated in red, white and blue!
We are exploring the East Coast this weekend and I loved the friendly, American spirit in the first town we visited of Tarrytown, New York.
We noticed the flags and beautiful hanging pots and brick buildings. We liked the formal hedges and tree shaped hydrangeas. Everything is very lush here. We also noticed that there were many formal, brick and stone churches clustered close together on the sides of the main roads.
People were very friendly here and we’re jovial, enjoying the cool evening air and dining al fresco.
How are you celebrating your independence and freedom?
Life is good.