We mostly kinda did our observance last night when the Pirate crew came visiting and we ate ribs and potato salad and sat out and drank wine. There was a little visible celebration coming from out on Swan Point, but I'm hoping for more tonight.
And for some of our accustomed decay, this, from Marist Polls:
'On July 4 we celebrate Independence Day. From which country did the United States win its independence?' A gimme, right? Everybody knows this, right? Look here for the results. Not as good as one might wish. Generally the older, the whiter, and the maler a respondent was, the more likely the right answer