Our freedom isnít free, but itís nice to have it
A time when we feel overcome with pride for the country we live in and honor the values we as Americans love to honor.
The Fourth of July is often filled with tradition. Whether that tradition changes from family to family or from town to town, we all spend the day in celebration.
Waiving flags and lighting sparklers, celebrating our Independence as a nation.
Although we all celebrate differently, much of this day leads to itís closing ceremony of an amazing firework show.
The Tonawandas has made it a goal to provide the Twin Cities with an excellent show that seems to extend in duration each year.
The firework show held on New Year Eve at the corner of Webster and Sweeney Street, was a show to remember.
Residents stood in awe as they watched the bright colors just keep exploding above their heads.
This year, as they are shot off above the Niagara River, take a moment and reflect on how lucky we are to have the opportunity to sit where ever we please and enjoy the show.
Despite the political controversies we face each day, be it at a local or national level of government - there is no better country to live in.
Take a minute to remember our freedom wasnít free and try not to take it for granted.
Honor this anniversary with pride. Display your patriotism proudly and be kind to your fellow American.
This year, instead of just attending a parade or taking the family to see the firework display, teach your children why we celebrate. Teach them appreciation for the country they live in and give them a reason to be proud while celebrating the holiday.
But, most of all, have a happy Forth of July!