Gretchen's Take: Let's not forget why we celebrate July Fourth

It's Fourth of July weekend and while the fireworks, parades and the barbeque may be tops on our minds during the day of fun ... Let's not forget to remember why we celebrate the 4th and what it means to live in the greatest nation on the earth.

We celebrate our independence -- the day we got our freedoms. I've heard people say they believe some people take those freedoms for granted ... And I've often heard others say we don't realize how important those freedoms are -- until they're possibly gone.

So let's celebrate what's great about our country this Fourth of July! And remember how proud we are to be Americans. Happy Birthday America and Happy Fourth of July!