Independence (every) Day

U.S. flag - CopyThere are certain times of the year when people say, “It’s a shame we don’t feel this way every day.” Then the next day comes and after we talk about how we celebrated the day before, we go on about our business until the next holiday or special event rolls around. The buckets of rain that fell on July 4, 2013 throughout Middle Tennessee presented us with a reason to “feel that way” on another day.

Before July 4, everyone was excited about celebrating our nation’s independence with special events and fireworks displays. But the rain cancelled many celebrations, including the one in which I was scheduled to perform in Centerville.

Now that the rain has gone away, the Centerville event, along with others, has been

Performing with the Grinders Switch Ensemble

Performing with the Grinders Switch Ensemble

rescheduled for this coming Saturday. I’m looking forward to the evening that will include musical performances by the Grinders Switch Ensemble (who will graciously play with me in addition to doing their own set) and other entertainers. A fireworks display will cap off the night.

As we celebrate Independence Day on July 20, it is my hope that we will remember to celebrate it every day of the year. It is holidays like this, Memorial Day and Veterans Day that we should consider more than just once as we enjoy what this country has offered us. The United States may not be perfect but neither are we. I love this country and still believe it’s the best one going.

Happy Independence Day – again!


About Les Kerr

Les Kerr is a songwriter, recording artist, journalist and author originally from the Gulf Coast now based in Nashville, Tennessee. Learn More about Les at
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