Maybe it’s just me, but I would much rather hear a hearty “Happy Independence Day” from someone instead of “Happy 4th of July”. Why not say “Happy [any other day of the year]” at that point. It cheapens the meaning of this great day in our history. So, remember what this day really meant in our history, the calculated risks (and reasons for taking those risks) taken by our founders, the multitude of acts of a tyrant that lead to this day, and for goodness sakes… actually read the Declaration of Independence!
Happy Independence Day!