When considering Independence Day, the Community Broadband Networks team here at the Institute for Local Self-Reliance want to share our appreciation for the great things Americans love while maintaining our focus on connectivity. We decided that the Fourth of July, 2019, would be a day for us to celebrate something special that wouldn’t get very far without the magical technology of the Internet — the meme.
Merriam-Webster defines "meme" as:
1: an idea, behavior, style, or usage that spreads from person to person within a culture
2: an amusing or interesting item (such as a captioned picture or video) or genre of items that is spread widely online especially through social media
Members of the team chose or created memes that we think blends humor (a necessary meme element in this office) with traditional Independence Day elements - patriotism, the Revolutionary War, etc. America's people have been working hard, so hard, in 2019 and you all deserve a moment of fun.
As you enjoy cook-outs, get togethers, and fireworks this year, we hope you have the chance to reflect positively on life in the U.S. and share some of your own favorite memes with family and friends.