I’ve lived in places where the 4th of July is the biggest party you can imagine. I still remember seeing the fireworks set to music on the radio in Washington DC when I was a kid and I went to law school in Virginia Beach, which has 5 military bases in very close proximity. Many of our men and women in uniform are truly some of the most patriotic people I’ve ever met.
When it comes to my kiddos, we do talk about how the United States is very different from other places. My husband is a naturalized citizen and truly loves his adopted country, so he is able to talk to the boys from his own unique perspective.