In the states, the 4th of July is always anticipated as a family event with fireworks and celebration of our country's birthday.
At a revolutionary war re-enactment I visited this spring our nation's history came alive. Just as the 4th and children go together, so did the re-enactment and children as well.
During a British March, the spontaneity of a child stole the moment. She broke through the line and ran to hug her dad. It was hard to tell if the crowd cheered for the beautiful sound of the bagpipes or the little girl...I think it was for the spontaneity of youth.
In another part of the grounds, I watched as the ox keeper told how the oxen pulled the wagons that transported the troops and arms to battle as a young wide eyed child listened with a laser focus.
Then there was the apprentice who was learning the tools of the trade with his older counterparts as they pulled the canon into place.
Have a great 4th of July and as always....eat a hot dog for me!