Your local town not hosting a July 4th parade? Stage a neighborhood march of your own! It does not need to be big or elaborate, just a heartfelt display of neighborhood unity. Get family, friends, kids and pets into the act! Dress in your best RED, WHITE and BLUE attire. Decorate bikes and wagons, strollers and big wheels. Honor your resident military by asking them to take center stage. Seek out that neighbor who is always giving of themselves and have them serve as your parade Grand Marshall. Ask your local merchants to donate bottles of water and boxes of fruit, and end the festivities at a local park where everyone can mingle and celebrate our nation’s biggest day. The simple act of community participation is an honored tribute to our founding fathers.


always remember

Their courage deems utmost respect
Their mission clear, our way protect

It’s sure to each what they must do
No give or take, keep freedom true

With the grand old flag, they’ll unite
Whenever they must, march to fight

A life we know counts hard on them
Without their ranks, hellish problem

If our Armed Forces ceased to be
How long could we survive as free

Let’s well realize the truthful score
We need our troops just like before

Boils down to this, words to engrave
Land of The Free, Due to The Brave

God Bless each one for being there
Their loved ones too, unending care

Hope born from love touches the will
Do back them strong, means to fulfill

Americans – Who Serve To Give
One Nation – Under God We Live

©2005 Roger J. Robicheau


always remember