Happy 4th of July! For the genius of the American Revolutionary Patriots that burned so brightly!
“And as the moon rose higher the inessential houses began to melt away until gradually I became aware of the old island here that flowered once for Dutch sailors’ eyes — a fresh, green breast of the new world. Its vanished trees, the trees that had made way for Gatsby’s house, had once pandered in whispers to the last and greatest of all human dreams; for a transitory enchanted moment man must have held his breath in the presence of this continent, compelled into an aesthetic contemplation he neither understood nor desired, face to face for the last time in history with something commensurate to his capacity for wonder.” The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitgerald.
F. Scott Fitzgerald was a descendant of American Colonialists and American Revolutionary Patriots. He was also related to Francis Scott Key, author of The Star Spangled Banner.