Why do we not celebrate the 4th on the 4th?

Published 8:09 pm Thursday, July 8, 2010

To the Editor:

During the last few weeks I have been putting thought to the matter of the Fourth of July. Not because it is our nations birthday, but because how many people view it since it has the temerity to fall on a Sunday.

What better day? If you listen to the right wing in our country we are not paying enough attention to God and his creation of our country. Our founding fathers, according to them, good Christian men, whom, believed in God and country no matter what.

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So why if someone can explain, do we not celebrate the Fourth of July on the Fourth?

We treat our constitution as under God, but our founding day as a day we cant actually celebrate since it falls on the day the collection plate needs to be filled. What?

Oh, my lovely bride will ask if I really want to say that, but, maybe some will in their real minds, think, what would it hurt?

Celebrate our country, our creation, under God, for the world to see. I hope you think about this as to how it is as it is meant.

David L. Bivens