Chrysler and American Pride

“Freedom is nothing else but a chance to be better” -Albert Camus

Have you seen the new Chrysler 300 commercial? I saw it for the first time last night while watching The History Channel’s Texas Rising with Ryan. When the commercial was over we both paused, and then simultaneously said, “Wow, that’s a great message.”

The commercial shows men and women looking out their windows as the sun is rising. The ad (which you can watch here) is titled, “The Kings and Queens of America,” and the message goes like this:

There is no royal blood in this country.

Nothing is reserved for anyone.

It’s all just out there, waiting for someone to reach out and take it.

And the ones who do, these are the kings and queens of America.

This month we celebrate our freedom. Unlike any of the other American holidays where we are reminded of and are thankful for those who have sacrificed so much for us, Independence Day is something more. It’s a reminder that we live in a great country where “nothing is reserved for anyone.”

This month (and every month) I am proud to be an American, and I hope you are too. So whether your Independence Day celebration means a low-key cookout with the family or celebrating with the crowd on the National Mall, we wish you a very happy Fourth of July!


Fun Stuff To Do This Month:

Watch some great movies about American history. One of my favorites is the musical 1776 starring William Daniels as John Adams. I also love pretty much all of the historical films, miniseries and TV shows, such as John Adams (HBO), Turn (AMC), Sons of Liberty (History Channel), and Iron Jawed Angels (an indie film about American suffragettes). Here is a great list of 28 films about American history from Teach With Movies.

Host a pie baking contest. Our neighborhood hosts a pie bake-off every year. It’s great fun and a good chance to get to know everyone in the neighborhood. And what’s more American than apple pie?

Go see those fireworks! The Fourth of July is my favorite holiday, mostly because I LOVE fireworks. And it’s even more fun now that I have kids! So whether you go downtown to The National Mall, or just shoot some off at your lake house, be sure to make some time for fireworks as you celebrate our independence.

Independence Day is a great reminder that we live in a land of freedom and choice.

How does your family celebrate Independence Day?