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Friday, July 4, 2014

Independence Day

For days this post had me stymied.  I wanted my words to ring with truth and hope and thanks.

What does Independence Day mean to you?  To some it means a day off work, to some it means cookouts and fireworks.  To me it means: Never forget those who have sacrificed many things for our right to celebrate this day.

Since the beginning of time we have warred for the church, for the freedom to worship and for other's freedoms.  Sadly, the time is growing closer that we may have to war for our rights once again hopefully with a pencil and our voice.

Here in these United States we have a document to live by that our forefathers crafted with great care and attention to detail.  One of the most know sentences written over two hundred years ago still means the same to some, nothing to many.  "We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness".  A timeless document we should not mar nor forget.

How can so much truth be held in so few words? 

Follow the history in the music.  "The Star-Spangled Banner" and "My Country 'Tis of Thee" are two of the better known pieces but protest goes through the years and continues.  I could name all the wars and all the music but I will leave that to you.

Do not forget those who made the greatest sacrifice for our "unalienable rights".  A few great men and women do so again and again.  We need to thank them properly.

That is what July Fourth is about, this year and every year.  We are "The land of the free and the home of the brave".  

RAISE YOUR FLAG. 

Fight for your country once again in the voting booths of our nation. Your vote does count.  Maybe we can take back our nation before it's too late.
Read what Ron Paul has to say.

Happy Independence Day!

14 comments:

Buttons said...

Happy 4th of July Gail I do hope yours will not be all about work, have some fun OK. Hug B

Saucy Kodz said...

Happy Fourth Of July Gail - we are busy at the annual Motorcycle Rally this weekend and all is battened down tight n secure in case the hurricane swings by us. Its "iffy", might just go out to sea, which we are hoping. Anyway I am on my way out the door as I write. I agree with you - too few, not enough care to follow those lines. Thinking about you n yours; hugz to Marcy. lol

A Quiet Corner said...

Enjoy your Fourth....remember always what it stands for...I know you will as will we!...:)JP

Sandra said...

well said, well written AGAIN...

Lynne said...

Happy Independence Day Gail . . .
America, America . . .
Land of the free, home of the brave . . .

Karen S. said...

I'd say you aced it! Wonderful moments and happiness to you too!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Evil triumphs when good men do nothing. It is time to take back our country.
Happy Fourth, Gail.

Betty Manousos said...

happy 4th of july, gail!
xoxo

Mama Zen said...

You are so right! Have a marvelous 4th, Gail.

Ginny said...

I have always felt so blessed to be born in my country. Did you know that our current flag was designed by a high school student?

Brian Miller said...

ha i have serious doubts that the voting booth will win any battles...not until we are allowed to vote for a 3rd party...as the two we have are self interested crooks...

but happy 4th...smiles.

LindaG said...

BIL says the movie 2016:obama's America clearly shows why we are in the shape we are.

I used to say commercials made people stupid. Guess I oversimplified.

You made a great post, Gail. I am so far behind I didn't even get our flag out.

Oops.

But we don't forget what today is for. Amen.
God bless.
Hope you had a wonderful day. ♥

Susan Anderson said...

Your hopes and mine are they same!

(You can read mine in the poem I posted last night...)

Happy Independence Day!

=)

gld said...

Amen!

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