With our bellies filled with charred hot dogs and our hands ready to set off illegal fireworks in honor of America’s 239th birthday, let’s reflect on why are all ‘proud to be an American’ with help from this memorable scene from the 1999 classic, Drop Dead Gorgeous.

As Becky Ann Leeman (played by Denise Richards) said, “To live in a country where you can take an ugly old mountain and put faces on it, faces of great Americans who did so much to make our country super great. Well, that makes me Rebecca Leeman, proud to be an American.”

Happy Fourth of July, everyone!


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