Katie Woerdehoff 4/15/2014
Families gather at the beach
Splashing in the barely warmed water
The hot July sun brightens moods
Lemonade stands are occupied by young entrepreneurs
Grills and red, white, and blue line the streets
The cool refreshing breeze waves American Flags
Everyone's eyes affixed on the parade.
As the sun goes down, carefree attitudes become more apparent
Children brightened by glow sticks and sparklers frolic
The dark sky is decorated by bursts of vibrant color
Mixtures of loud cracks and the following "Ohs" and "Ahs" can be heard a mile away
As the celebration calms, families fold up their blankets,
Gather their children,
And end the day of honoring freedom.