The Declaration of Independence states, " 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."
Independence Day is an ideal time to reflect on our historical roots & THANK God for the freedoms we have enjoyed throughout our existence as a nation. It is also appropriate to THANK all the men & women who have served in our military, for the sacrifices they have made, & continue to make, to preserve our FREEDOM! As we celebrate with picnics, parades, barbecues, & fireworks, let's be mindful of the value & cost of Liberty. We'll also be taking a peek at some thoughts, reflections, & trivia of Independence Day, so sit back & enjoy the ride.
|Happy 4th of July America!|
|Happy Birthday America! God has richly Blessed EWE!|
|I love the parades & the "SWEET" Treats!|
|When it comes to the 4th, I don't "Horse-Around"!|
fire of liberty and the destiny of the republican model of government are justly considered... deeply, ...finally, staked on the experiment entrusted to the hands of the American people." The United States Congress made the "Fourth", a federal holiday in 1870.The choice of a national bird was debated, with Ben Franklin losing with his choice of a "Turkey" (bird of courage), to John Adams & Thomas Jefferson's choice of the "Bald Eagle"( majestic beauty & great strength,).
|I'm no "turkey" when it comes to being the National Symbol!|
|At least Ben Franklin loves me & knows I'm a "Bird of Courage"!|
|Lady Liberty on Display!|
|Liberty makes me want to be FREE!|
fortune to enjoy such "specialties" as hot dogs, burgers, ribs, chickens, etc., in the 21st century?
|Liberty is "The Cat's Meow" for me!|
|We Love the Leftovers on the 4th!|
|Celebrating Independence Day is a real BLAST!|
|I'm a real Patriot, however, I'm not from New England!|
|Freedom is the Best! It's BAAAAA...D!|
|Perfect Love casts out all fear my little lambs!|
"Now the Lord is the Spirit; and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty."
2 Corinthians 3:17