(and on a lighter note)
...freedom...like our inalienable right to have a hot dog eating contest, like the world's most famous one sponsored every year since 1916 by Nathan's Famous in Coney Island, Brooklyn, NY. It was supposedly started as a way to settle a dispute among four immigrants as to who was the most patriotic. Don't forget to eat the buns if you want to win! Last year two-time defending champion Joey Chestnut prevailed by setting a new record of 68 hot dogs and buns in 10 minutes! What will you do with your freedom this year?
Be sure to practice your ooooh's and aaaaah's for the fireworks display at the lake, or where ever you choose to watch one! In 2009, New York City had the largest fireworks display in the country, with over 22 tons of pyrotechnics exploded.
PS...Just quietly nod in agreement when SBN claims that the celebration is just for him. He still believes that the fireworks spell out "Happy Birthday Larry" during the finale like his parents claimed they did when he was a kid.