The Fourth of July—also known as Independence Day or July 4th—has been a federal holiday in the United States since 1941, but the tradition of Independence Day
Our local parks and recreation use to have big events at all their locations. Greased pole climbing, greasy pig chase (don't know what the thing was about the grease) pie and watermelon eating contest, cookout, swim meet, softball games, just all sorts of activities. Today they barely have a fireworks show.
I got a brisket on, cooking it in the style we use to do in the restaurant days.