||Enjoy the barbecues and the fireworks. Please be safe, don't drink and drive, and if you light your own fireworks, be smart, careful and considerate. For some reason, it was determined that it is now legal to sell and use fireworks in PA. While it may be fine in the PA hinterlands, Philadelphia is the typical densely populated city, and too many morons are lighting fireworks near too many houses and late into the night. My son usually goes to sleep around 9:30, but the past few nights have had him go down well later due to the fireworks. Setting off explosives at 11:00 is not the most neighborly thing you can do.
Remember why we celebrate this day, and if you are unsure, pack your bags and move to Canada.
The picture below is the flag from the rear of the USS Cole, docked at Penns Landing, Philadelphia.