Publicado el 07-05-2012
After the Fourth of July
In a very respectful way, which has been a beautiful tradition, the American people celebrated this Fourth of July their independence. This is a wonderful example not only for this people but also for other nations around the world which do not necessarily coincide with the civic characteristics of the American people.
In every State of the Union, including the small municipalities, every Fourth of July is celebrated with parades and with numerous popular activities, climaxing many of them with a fireworks display.
DIARIO LAS AMERICAS, in its editorial on July 4th, referred to the invocation to God made in the Declaration of Independence. This is an exemplary invocation that contrasts with the arbitrary ruling many years ago to eliminate a basic prayer to God in public schools. Therefore, this invocation to God in the Declaration of Independence has a special significance as an example of what should be done and a denunciation of how wrong it was to eliminate school prayer. Hopefully, this invocation to God that is in the spirit and the letter of the Declaration will always be present in the celebrations of the Fourth of July.
It should be said that lately the flag of the starts and stripes is not used as much as in the past. Actually, every private home should on this date fly a flag, large or small, remembering what the Fourth of July is as a national celebration.
Whatever are the differences in the way in which the Fourth of July is celebrated, the truth is that it is still a significant celebration where the civic and patriotic spirit of the nation is displayed. Because of the importance that the United States has in the world, in different countries around the globe there are some demonstrations every Fourth of July having to do with the concept of freedom.
The spirit of what the Fourth of July represents should not disappear the day after. In a logical and proportional way, that spirit should prevail always, identifying this nation with the cause of universal freedom.