The Fourth of July has always been one of my mom's favorite holidays. She and Dad would line their driveway with American flags the whole first week of July. It was such a welcome sight after five hours in the car with kids, extra pillows, toys, diapers, Cheerios and Gameboys.
So,I took my cue from her and followed suit this year by lining our driveway just like Mom. Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery isn't it?
This is a good day to take stock in how fortunate we really are. Things aren't perfect in our country but I will always be proud to call this country home. Our 4th celebrations are usually simple ones but good food, flags and music are always a part of our patriotic traditions.
During this week the Fourth of July playlist on my itunes gets a lot of play time.
Every year I add a few new songs and so I thought I would share my most current song list.
Enjoy. Hopefully there is something for everybody.
America Simon Garfunkel
American Woman Lenny Kravitz
Star Spangled Banner Kiss
God Bless America Lee Greenwood
Born in the USA Bruce Springsteen
Have You Forgotten Darryl Worley
American Pie Don McClean
This Land is Your Land Jib Jab
Where Were You Alan Jackson
Star Spangled Banner Whitney Houston
America Josh Groban
R.O.C.K. in the USA John Mellencamp
Last of the American Girls Green Day
American the Beautiful Martin Sexton
Red White and Blue Lynard Skynard
Courtesy of the Red White & Blue Toby Keith
Party in the USA Miley Cyrus
American Slang Gaslight Anthem
We Shall Overcome Bruce Springsteen