The flowers are always beautiful. She keeps a flower box under every window. She prefers the bright yellows and oranges mixing with the deep purples and reds. The flowers make her happy. But every Fourth of July, she adds something to make this little scene even more beautiful: an American flag given to her by her father. There wouldn’t be half the beauty there is in her world without all the freedoms she enjoys and the freedoms her father fought to preserve.
So on this day, she says thank you with more than just a backyard bbq. She says thank you with honor and appreciation. And beauty.