I'm not going to say much about the holiday, because my friend Stevil has said about all that needs saying.
He's good that way.
It's a busy morning of cooking and prepping ahead. The nearly no sleep and new and noisy neighbors made me a crispy critter at half-function today so I'm going to try to go to sleep again. But in case I don't make it back here tomorrow I wanted to wish a Happy Independence Day to those who still remember what it's about. And leave a bit of music to ponder if you aren't in a rush to anywhere.
"In the name of Vermont, we defy all the world"
Remember the tyranny we shook off once.