Wednesday, July 4, 2007
4th of July
Tony and I started our holiday off early with a flag raising ceremony at the church and breakfast. It was a two ward combination for the program, however was open for anyone to come and enjoy.
I was really impressed with the drummer that played prior to the calling of the color guard. President Anderson then talked of the greatness of this nation and the many lives that were sacrificed so that we could enjoy our freedom. It was very touching.
Besides the breakfast the theme of the morning was "eat a pancake, give a pint" at the blood drive that was also held at the church. Both Tony and I did our part.
Peter, Jessica and Ezekiel came over this early evening for a visit, as you can see I am teaching him at a young age to be patriotic. By 5:00pm they headed back home for the fireworks, and we went up the hill to Marilyn and Dave's for BBQ ribs, and chicken dinner. The view is quite amazing from there back deck of the entire Happy Valley, as well as the park that puts on a very nice fireworks display.
It was a late night for all of us, since we all have work to do early in the morning. But we enjoyed the visit and the view.