Today is the 4th of July and many Americans will be celebrating with food, beer, wine, more food,music,swimming, fireworks and just having a great time with friends and family. Today is also a day we pause to reflect and take some time to reflect on what it means to be an American. America stands for freedom, prosperity, a government built by the people and for the people. Hard working people who live in a country knowing that they are free to pursue their dreams. We should not simply take all of these luxuries and freedoms for granted. Celebrate the 4th, but also understand the symbolism of the Holiday.