• Emily Duke Hargan

Countdown to the 4th of July!

Yesterday concluded the #GreatAmericanPhotoChallenge. Our final day's photo was of one of the most iconic American places: the Statue of Liberty. If you didn't know, the Statue of Liberty was gift of friendship by the people of France and is recognized as a universal symbol of freedom and democracy. Her torch lights the way to freedom showing us the path to liberty. Even the Statue's official name represents her most important symbol "Liberty Enlightening the World".

If you missed the challenge, check out the Bourbon and Politics Facebook page or Instagram feed to see all 10 days' posts. We 'visited' places like Mt. Rushmore, Chinatown in San Francisco, a seaside village in New England, Disney World, and the painted desert in Arizona. There are so many amazing places across this great country that evoke powerful memories and unite us as Americans. We are truly blessed to live in a country where there are mountains to climb and oceans to swim in and fields to roam. I hope that our #GreatAmericanPhotoChallenge inspires you to hit the road to discover one of these places


How are you celebrating the 4th of July this year?

Fireworks displays, parades, concerts have all been canceled due to coronavirus. Disappointing? For sure. So how can we still commemorate the 244th birthday of the United States during the time of coronavirus, and still have some fun on the 4th of July? Here are some ideas:


~ Host a neighborhood backyard bbq. Challenge the kids to a hot dog eating contest, have a water balloon toss, and ask your friends to bring their best red, white and blue desserts. Here are some ideas:

~ Netflix and Chill. Just want to stay in and relax? Here are 8 movie ideas for your 4th of July binge-fest:

And if you are feeling more outgoing, set up your own film screening with this super, cool indoor/outdoor theater kit and invite family and friends over for 4th of July movie night.


~ Watch 4th of July Fireworks. These cities will be hosting live fireworks (click the links for more info):

~ Sip a patriotic cocktail and listen to our special Bourbon and Politics Special 4th of July Playlist on Spotify. The bartender recommends:

Here's our special 4th of July playlist on Spotify:


 

ALERT: Don't miss our exclusive interview and profile coming later this week with South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem. We are very excited to share her story with our B & P friends!*


ICYMI: My piece in Medium last week: As Our Nation Struggles to Find Its Way, We Should Listen to Words From the Past



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