04 July 2011

"Talk about your revolution, It's Independence Day!"

Who doesn't love that song?? Of course, it's not about Independence Day. But, these quotes certainly are! Do you know what Independence Day stands for? Or why we celebrate it?

Most people celebrate the 4th of July by shooting fireworks, attending a parade, or having a BBQ with family and friends. But do you stop to think why we celebrate or why we have the opportunity to celebrate??

Independence Day is "a federal holiday in the United States, commemorating the adoption of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776 declaring independence from the Kingdom of Great Britain." Yeah, the US was like a bunch of teenagers who were tired of being told what to do, so they made up their own rules. Seems to be working pretty well so far!

"Those who expect to reap the blessings of freedom, must, like men, undergo the fatigue of supporting it."  ~Thomas Paine

"This nation will remain the land of the free only so long as it is the home of the brave. ~Elmer Davis

"You have to love a nation that celebrates its independence every July 4, not with a parade of guns, tanks, and soldiers who file by the White House in a show of strength and muscle, but with family picnics where kids throw Frisbees, the potato salad gets iffy, and the flies die from happiness.  You may think you have overeaten, but it is patriotism."  ~Erma Bombeck

"Liberty is the breath of life to nations."  ~George Bernard Shaw

"My God!  How little do my countrymen know what precious blessings they are in possession of, and which no other people on earth enjoy!"  ~Thomas Jefferson

"I like to see a man proud of the place in which he lives.  I like to see a man live so that his place will be proud of him."  ~Abraham Lincoln

 "My patriotic heart beats red, white, and blue."  ~Author Unknown

The men and women who sacrifice so much to keep our country and it's citizens safe, should not be forgotten on the day Freedom is celebrated! So thank a Soldier this weekend, and pray for them always! I am so proud of my Soldier and just seeing him in his uniform makes my heart melt all over again! 

"How important it is for us to recognize and celebrate our heroes and she-roes!"  ~Maya Angelou

"No one who achieves success does so without acknowledging the help of others.  The wise and confident acknowledge this help with gratitude."  ~Author Unknown

"Silent gratitude isn't much use to anyone."  ~G.B. Stern

I hope everyone has a safe and wonderful 4th of July! Happy Independence Day!!!
Thank you to all of our Soldiers! May you all have a wonderful weekend wherever you are!

**All quotes from Quote Garden.**

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