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Summer is here and it’s time to celebrate this great nation of ours!

That’s right, y’all. It’s the Fourth of July. Time to crack open a cold one, break out the barbecue and fly that flag high.

But before you head off to your backyard barbecues, white parties or to hit the sand and catch some rays, let us remember why we celebrate living in the best country ever.

We compiled a list of all things ‘Merica! Here are 18 Reasons To Be Proud To Be American.

America is one big melting pot, so naturally we have the best cuisine around!

Health is a top priority of ours!

The fight against obesity is something we don’t take lightly.

America is home to some of the most highly educated and sophisticated individuals in the world.

Really.

Which is probably why it’s so important to us to stay informed.

The good old U.S of A provides each and every one of us the right to say whatever we want under the First Amendment of the Constitution.

…and we use it to the fullest.

Americans work hard…

…and so does our government.

They focus on the hard hitting issues…

Which is probably why we trust and support them so much.

We’re a peaceful nation…

…and we accept everyone for who they are…

…and what they believe in.

Americans are honest; we aren’t afraid to tell it like it is…

Even if we’re telling the off the President.

Though we’re one of the most technologically advanced societies, we know the importance of real relationships.

On a serious note, while you’re out having a good time today, remember that regardless of its shortcomings, we’re fortunate to live in this great country that is inching closer to equality for all..

…This guy lives in the White House.

…and this is the land of opportunity!

Suck on that, rest of the world.

Party on, folks!

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