What it was all about!
Enjoy Independence Day, Margaret!
Enjoy your chosen land.
You're very proud of America
And that I can understand.
We started our lives back in England;
I came South and you went West,
And the U.S.A. and Australia
Both seem to have passed the test.
Your happy beach-side photo
With the grandchildren having fun,
Made me think of Iwojima
And a battle that was won.
The one shot full of bloodshed,
The other a carefree scene,
Yet the one would not be possible
If the other had never been.
Because of our antecedents
We both live in peace today,
So enjoy Independence Day, Margaret,
In a truly American way.
(I suppose you're really celebrating getting rid of the Brits! Too bad!)
A little shared British patriotism here: