We drove up to Waterbury, where we used to live. They always do a big show. We visited Barnes and Noble and Five Below, since we were set up nearby in the parking lot to get a good vantage for the show over Holy Land. The girls got books from Barnes and Nobel, of course, and we got a giant, outdoor chess from Five Below.
We always bring chalk for the asphalt.
We met Fernando. He's carrying Ziggy's old flag, since Ziggy has passed. Ziggy was a proud American immigrant who was known and beloved for waving American flags on street corners throughout Waterbury. We always got pictures with Ziggy at Waterbury fireworks shows, because he was always there, of course. So we got a picture with Fernando, too. Fernando says that he's proudly carrying on the legacy.
We all worked together as a family and made the Classical Conversations President's Song into a patriotic work of art.
We always read The Declaration of Independence aloud on July 4. Norah, our oldest, who has been hearing this every year since she was a toddler, recounted that she didn't understand much of it at first, but it unfolded for her more and more year after year.