I took this shot of my son celebrating the 4th of July eight years ago and it remains one of my all-time favorites because of the expression on his face of real fun and enjoyment.....

My family always celebrates this day in style because we are grateful that some very brave men declared our country independent 236 years ago today and risk their lives by signing the Declaration of Independence.

Here's hoping you have an "ideal" holiday today if you live in the USA and that you'll have a chance to smile throughout the day.

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