Its not called 'the Fourth of July', although that's what you see in many corporate sources.
Every winter, we get to hear one corporate news channel talk about the war on Christmas. But,no one dares to change the name of Christmas to the "Twenty Fifth of December". Can you imagine how Bill O'Reilly would howl about that? Yet, its frequent to hear the name of our national birthday changed to the square of an otherwise meaningless box on a calendar.
Independence Day is the name of the holiday. Independence Day is the day we celebrate our Independence. Or, at least the fact that somewhere around these parts about 235 years ago, some people pledged their lives, their fortunes and their sacred honor to throwing off the rules and armies and taxes and police of a tyrant, and decided to live free or die.
Happy Independence Day!!!!!!!!