Happy 4th of July

Today I just wanted to wish everyone a very safe and pleasant holiday weekend.  I hope you are taking the time to celebrate what it means to you. 

According to Wikipedia, “Independence Day, commonly known as the Fourth of July, 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.” 

Although many consider it just another day off from work, today we are actually celebrating the freedom we won and enjoy today. And as we all celebrate, let’s also remember that even today men and women are dying to ensure that freedom. 

“Ask not what your country can do for you. Ask what you can do for your country.”
John Fitzgerald Kennedy  

“Those who won our independence believed liberty to be the secret of happiness and courage to be the secret of liberty.”
Louis D. Brandeis 

“Democracy is the government of the people, by the people, for the people”
Abraham Lincoln
“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
“This nation will remain the land of the free only so long as it is the home of the brave.”
Elmer Davis 

“It is easy to take liberty for granted when you have never had it taken from you.”
M. Grundler  

“Freedom has its life in the hearts, the actions, the spirit of men and so it must be daily earned and refreshed – else like a flower cut from its life-giving roots, it will wither and die.”
Dwight David Eisenhower  

What does the 4th of July mean to you?

 

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