Okinawa Fourth of July Photographer
Today is the fourth of July in Okinawa. While the festivities and fireworks have been canceled here this year, we still plan to celebrate the birth of the United States as an independent nation! We want to celebrate America’s birthday! Even the United States deserves a birthday party. As an Okinawa Fourth of July photographer, I’m disappointed that there won’t be any fireworks this year. I always look forward to them each year. I know I’m supposed to understand why they have canceled the events, I still find it hard to not feel sad about the whole situation.
What do you and your family do on the Fourth of July? Most plan BBQ’s and grill burgers and hotdogs and plan get-togethers with friends and family. Some towns have yearly parades. As a child, I loved the parade in our small town, and the firework show later that evening. Over the years we, as a family haven’t always been able to see fireworks. This will be one of those years. We do plan on heading to the beach to camp out with our amazing friends that are like family. We are so lucky we have such great friends to celebrate with.
Why do we celebrate the Fourth of July?
We celebrate American Independence Day on the Fourth of July every year. We think of July 4, 1776, as a day that represents the Declaration of Independence and the birth of the United States of America as an independent nation. —Constitutionfacts.com
If you’re not familiar with the reasoning behind the Fourth of July please click on the link above and familiarize yourself with it. Do you know who signed the Declaration of Independence? Do you know how many people signed it? How about what year they signed it?
In true Okinawa Fourth of July Photographer fashion, I took my daughter out for a quick shoot. It was quick but I came home with so many amazing images. I just couldn’t cut any of these. So go out and enjoy your Fourth of July, have fun, keep it safe, and don’t make dumb decisions, please. You never know how your decisions can affect so many.