Break out your sparklers, folks (but only if they’re legal in your area, please) – Independence Day is this Saturday! In your plugging-in time with children this Sunday, ask about their favorite part of the July 4 holiday and help them understand a little bit about our nation’s history. Here are a few ideas:
– Explain why we celebrate our independence from England.
– Teach them about the symbolism on the American flag.
– Remind them that the fireworks we like to watch represent the “bombs bursting in air” we sing about in the National Anthem.
– Show them examples of the places God is mentioned in America (on currency, in the language of the Declaration of Independence, Laus Deo [Praise be to God] written on the east face of the Washington Monument).
And to our friends in the north, happy Canada Day to you!