Florida painter, Everglades, Marco Island, artist Jo-Ann Sanborn


Independence Day, Golden Glow daily painting by Everglades artist JoAnn Sanborm

Golden Glow
5x7, Acrylic on Canvas

Tomorrow is Independence Day, a day we celebrate our separation from Great Britain. The celebrations for this holiday traditionally take place outdoors, and much of our population will be enjoying, picnics, barbeque's, boating, family and great American food. Fireworks are typically held in the evening, in town squares, parks, and riverbanks across our country.

Most celebrations are accompanied by flying of the American Flag and the singing of patriotic songs. such as the national anthem "The Star-Spangled Banner", "God Bless America", "America the Beautiful", and "This Land Is Your Land". If you're from the north you might be more likely to sing. "Yankee Doodle" and from the South, "Dixie."

The oldest continuous celebration in the nation is the Bristol Fourth of July Parade in Bristol, Rhode Island is the oldest continuous Independence Day celebration in the United States.

However you spend the day, I wish you a happy, thankful to be American day! Perhaps I'll see you at the Fireworks held on Marco Island's Resident's Beach. Special thanks to all the Marco Island Businesses who contributed to make this traditional event possible.

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