For most overworked Americans, the Fourth of July is a chance to kick back, relax and take in the joys of summer. That's especially true this year, since the holiday falls on a Monday, creating for many a three-day weekend.
Of course, there is a core group for whom Independence Day is just another workday. They include firemen, police officers, health-care workers and a bevy of service personnel busy at the nation's retail stores and eateries. Then there are folks like Jim Souza (pictured below), who help us celebrate July Fourth by creating fabulous fireworks displays.