The poll on the right side: What's best about Independence Day? Fireworks Picnics Seeing Family Eating contests Other I suppose "Celebrating our freedom" would fall under "Other"? What about recognizing the sacrifices of our forefathers to give us the freedom we have and the other historical events that all happened on July 4th? Doesn't that count for anything? Don't get me wrong, I love the fireworks. Just that it's a bit of an insult to totally ignore what the day is about.