Unhappy 4th of July

My thoughts during the fireworks last night:

I wonder if they’re scared.

I wonder if anyone explained to them about the fireworks.

I wonder if they think the noise is bombs and they are not with their mommy and daddy.

Are they crying and screaming for their parents?

My dog is terrified. The kids must be too.

Why are we here celebrating this year?

What does “land of the free” even mean anymore?

Fourth of July was once my favorite holiday.