Labor Day Fireworks in Cincinnati

09.06.2010"Today, I decided to take a day and get off campus. It is always nice to take a break from the campus life and find other things to do. One of my roommates, Pat, lives in Cincinnati. So when I woke up this morning, took a quick shower, and drove down to Pat's house to hang out with his girlfriend Kaitlyn and his family for the day.

Most of the day was spent relaxing at the house and even got a solid nap in as well. After eating dinner, Brian and his girlfriend Ashley came down to Cincy as well and we headed to the fireworks show on the river. I have never been, but I heard nothing but great things about the show.

When we got near the river, there were thousands of people. Everything you looked there were people. I looked across the river to the bank of Kentucky and there was a huge sea of people excited and ready for the firework extravaganza.

When I look around, there were people of all ages, races, and backgrounds. What made this so special was that no matter what the differences were, we were all brought together at that one moment, to enjoy something as one country, not as a bunch of people which differences. As it should have been, the fireworks were dedicated to the troops who were fighting for this great country. As the crowd from both sides of the river cheered, the chills when down my spine as I thanked God for letting me be able to be a part of this event, to be alive, to have a great family, and to be in a country where freedom was present.

As for the fireworks, it was the best show I have ever seen. I was thoroughly impressed as it lasted for a solid half and hour. Though it was a pain with all the traffic trying to get back up to Dayton, it was worth it. As I said, the feeling of being connected with everyone who was there was a great feeling, and I am truly thankful for being a part of it.

Quote of the Day- ""I cannot give you the formula for success, but I can give you the formula for failure-whcih is: Try to please everybody."" - Herbert Bayard Swope"