Not to dismiss the folks in the military, but you know who the true patriots are? Voters. It's the one role that we play that gives puts us on equal footing with every other individual. In this one activity, presuming there's no shenanigans going on, a homeless person conceivably has the same power as the fat cat. When you vote, you are the most elemental defender of freedom. Bang bang in the ballot box.
I bet you already know what songs are going to play today. Every damn song that has "America" or "USA" in it will be blasting at barbeques and fireworks shows all over the place. You can practically write the playlist now, from Kate Smith, to Bruce Springsteen, Neil Diamond and James Brown, with little regard to appropriateness. I would forgo the whole shooting match just to see a few kids holding sparklers while this song plays.
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Woody Guthrie - This Land is Your Land mp3 at Boogie Woogie Flu
Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings - This Land is Your Land mp3 at Evil Vince