Jul 4, 2010

Happy Independence Day

Hot dogs, apple pie, and baseball. These things are uniquely American.

Baseball and America were woven together in April of 1976 in a most symbolic way as Los Angels Dodgers outfielder Rick Monday "rescued" the American flag from a father and son attempting to set it on fire in protest on the field.

Please have a safe and happy Fourth. I will enjoy celebrating our country which, even with all its flaws, I believe is still the greatest country in the world. Thank you to the men and women in uniform who serve it so selflessly.


5 Passengers in the Car:

Steve Gravano said...

Excellent post, have a happy 4th!

Magpie said...

Awesome memory...thanks, Tracy.
Happy Fourth! See you later!!

Kathy said...

This is so awesome!! This just makes me so proud! Yes, we do have a fabulous country!

Brian Miller said...

wonderful. i love baseball and it just screams national pride for me...happy 4th! i hope you have an incredible one...and yes thank you to our troops...smiles.

Cathi said...

Yep, we have a great country and I am proud to be living here! I love you, have a great day! xxoo :)