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Why We Celebrate the Fourth of July

By Etienne Rosselet, Age 11 and Omar Oseguera, Age 11

 

The reason we celebrate the Fourth of July is because of our fallen and serving soldiers. These soldiers have fought in the past and many more are still fighting for our country, lives, and freedom so that we can all live in peace. Other countries have dangerous people, such as terrorists, who always try to kill all of us to gain power. But our soldiers would not let that happen. Our soldiers go to war with these terrorists so we can live in a safe environment every day. Many people will have the Fourth of July day off to celebrate as a holiday. During the day, some people have barbeques to celebrate and others celebrate at night. They may also go to the beach to look at the fireworks. However, the only way all those things do have meaning is by remembering our soldiers. On this day, we try to give thanks to these soldiers. These soldiers put their life in danger for our safety.

In conclusion, on July 4, 1776, the Declaration of Independence declared the American colonies free from Great Britain but it also means our brave soldiers who keep our country safe so America can continue that very freedom that started 237 years ago. That is why we celebrate America.

We celebrate the Fourth of July to remind us about the brave soldiers fighting for our freedom. People mostly think it is about fireworks and barbeques. But people should really stop to think about what the true meaning of the fourth of July is. Because of these brave men and women who are serving our country, we have the liberty to become a doctor, lawyer, teacher, etc. If it were not for them, all of us would be working under a dictatorship in which we would have no freedom to decide what we want to do with our lives.

I think that the soldiers should be standing somewhere loyal so that they can receive big thanks about joining the army and fighting for our lives. What is sad are all the fallen soldiers who gave their lives for us and the entire country.  Now we must see in our hearts how these people are important to our lives. For example, our flag makes us all proud because it reminds us that during a war or a time of chaos that the American soldiers will be there to protect us. The flag also reminds me of the time the soldiers gave the strength to the country and themselves by raising the flag during the battle of Iwo Jima, which took place in World War II.  As a result, they beat the enemy army, which was at the time Japan, for freedom and justice.

In conclusion, Independence Day to me is honoring our soldiers who protect the country. For instance, after 9/11, our soldiers stepped up to the plate and defended our country so that an event like 9/11 does not happen again. In closing, I would like to tell you a fun fact about the Rourth of July which is our 30th president of the United States, Calvin Coolidge, was born on that day.