I also want to thank my other relatives who fought in the Civil War. I saw the handwriting on your enlistment papers. You were so young! And brave! (And you fought for the right side!) Thank you for doing something so difficult for a better country! And to all my other relatives who I don't know, but I am certain fought in other wars. (Especially the Scottish ones who had to wear dresses while doing it!) Thank you!
Now that has been said,
WHY ON EARTH DO ALL PATRIOTIC CELEBRATONS HAVE TO TAKE PLACE WITH LOUD CANNON FIRINGS AT DAWN?!!!!!
Yesterday morning I was sound asleep at my mom's house, and was awoken by 2 loud cannon shots at 6:00 AM!!!
Can't we celebrate and honor our heros at, say, 9:00? Or even 2PM!
There. I've said it.