When I think of America one of the first images that comes to mind is the 4th of July. This day is one of my favorite days of the year. Not only is it right in the middle of the summer but you get to spend the day with family and friends celebrating the birth of our nation and the flag that came with it. I think of the ideal summer day spent with family and friends at a pool party full of hamburgers, hot dogs, lemonade, beer and ice cream. All while watching or playing sports such as baseball. This day represents the epitome of America. A day full of friends, food and fun, all culminating in the ultimate end to any perfect summer day, fireworks. To me this day of the year represents America so well because you get to spend it with people you care about, tons of food, fun, and excitement.