Of all the holidays celebrated in the United States, July 4th is the FOURTH most commonly celebrated. Coincidence? I think not. Whether you refer to July 4th as the Fourth of July, Independence Day or America’s Birthday, we are all happy to celebrate it together.
A historic day that is now celebrated by water activities, cookouts, beer and fireworks is one of the most important days in United States history. As HMG prepares for their holiday weekend, we took some time to reflect on the history of our homeland. James described his meaning of July 4th in an inspiring way:
For me the 4th of July gives me a time to reflect on the resilience of our great nation. Through tough times and crises America always seems to thrive regardless of the circumstances. It’s also a time to reflect on sailors, soldiers, airmen and Marines that sacrifice day in day out to protect and provide freedom to ALL citizen of this great nation.
-James Trumbly, Founder and Managing Partner of HMG Creative
Like great Americans, the HMG team has celebrated America’s independence year after year. As past memories begin to fluid us with emotions, we begin getting ready for another extraordinary day. James, Melissa and Dave reminisce on the days of buying and watching fireworks with loved ones, Kate recalls watching the city burnouts in her hometown of Massachusetts, and Ryan carries on the tradition of celebrating on Lake Lyndon B. Johnson. Our super patriotic member, Johnny, continues to embrace his inner stereotypical Texan-American lifestyle of wearing American flags as sleeveless shirts while sporting cut-off jean shorts and obnoxiously singing Shania Twain’s Star Spangled Banner. For Ian it’s all about flooding his body with endorphins before relaxing on a blanket and taking in the explosive, atmospheric art. No matter how we celebrate, we can all agree that spending time with family and friends is the best way to spend the day.
The food and drinks have become a large part of the celebrations too. Ryan without a doubt needs brisket and beer to hold him over, while Ian can’t choose just one type of food to consume. He believes it is his inalienable right to gorge himself to the point of feeling fat and sassy, and we couldn’t agree more.
This Fourth of July, eat and drink what you want, buy as many fireworks as you can fit in your trunk and spend some quality time with the ones you love. Our Founding Fathers worked hard to give America the freedom she deserved. So get out and celebrate.
LET FREEDOM RING!