I can't top this post of memories from the 40's and 50's...so I am repeating it this year. 4th of July's still remain almost the same as in years past. Fireworks, parades, picnic food and family get togethers. The only thing that I can see that has changed is the showing of patriotism, by flying the flag. It seems that sometimes it takes a tragedy to bring out our patriotism....like after 9/11. Everyone showed their love for America by flying flags at that time. Wish we could get that back without the tragedy.