Hennessy's View

Why I Am Skipping Independence Day This Year

July 4th became my favorite holiday in 1981, replacing Christmas. Maybe it was a sign of my maturity. It was also a sign of the times. After a ten-year hiatus, patriotism was chic again, thanks to Ronald Reagan. Here’s a few other things that made me fall in love with Independence Day: * Fireworks—who doesn’t love blowing stuff up? * Parties * VP Fair (tragically renamed to Fair St. Read more →