I would like to wish all the folks in the United States of America, and all of my American LJ friends a very Happy Independence Day this Fourth of July.
The United States is still a mess at the moment, although President Biden is putting things on the right track for the most part. But the COVID-19 virus and the pandemic are not done yet, despite the increasing vaccination rates. This day is about enjoying life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness, and I hope that each of you is doing so today, and every day, in your own way and with your own passion.
I would say to enjoy the fireworks and other 4th of July celebrations, but let's be honest... In this time of the continuing pandemic, and with the variants of the disease, folks should be keeping their physical distance, there should be no gatherings of people, and people should be wearing masks to prevent the spread of the disease. And remember, alcohol and fireworks (if you're doing them in your backyard or wherever) don't mix. Be safe, be healthy, and be happy. :)