For me, the 4th of July is a day of celebration with picnics, barbecue, fireworks, parades, food and drinks with family and friends. It is when American pride is as its best. Old Glory and the red white and blue are everywhere. In our neighborhood, we have a block party with a bicycle parade. This hand-decorated assembly of bicycles, strollers, wagons and scooters is decked out in balloons, paint, signs and streamers. Every child has a USA flag tattoo and is wearing their patriotic best. Our dog is decorated in streamers and a funny hat but can’t wait to go inside because of the fire crackers she hears. We begin our parade by saluting the flag and saying the National Anthem. Our own version of George Washington holds the flag, salutes and we follow him around the block to the tune of Star Spangled Banner and other patriotic songs. At the end of the parade, we enjoy bomb pops and red melted cupcakes with sprinkles. It is a great show of patriotism, as everyone shows off their pride.
What makes me just as proud is to show off the American Flag on our PRIER boxes. As a manufacturer in the United States, we have seen a strong sentiment from many of our specifying engineers, plumbing contractors and wholesale customers to BUY AMERICAN. They know that PRIER designs innovative products and builds them right here in Missouri, keeping jobs in the USA and helping our local economy. American quality is what goes into your plumbing valves and our people are proud to be American and bring you the best plumbing products available. Thank you for supporting businesses that make products in the USA!
How do you celebrate the 4th of July? We’d love to hear about it!