Saturday, July 04, 2009
6903: Closing Notes On The Fourth Of July.
Perhaps society has grown so accustomed to things like Twitter and TMZ—with the instant delivery of news and short bursts of mindless content—that we fail to appreciate and savor the true historic moments.
On July 4, 2009, Serena and Venus Williams staged another groundbreaking event by dueling at Centre Court, with the younger sister picking up her third Wimbledon title.
And as Harry Webber pointed out, advertisers and media failed to recognize “the importance of celebrating the first Fourth of July since the birth of our nation—the very first—when we could tell our children, ‘Yes. You can grow up to be President.’ And know it to be true, deep down in your heart.”