Happy Fourth of July!

IMG_4114I love holidays, and I love my country.  The Fourth of July is such a wonderful thing for Americans to celebrate.  My everyone’s holiday be a reminder of the greatness we should aspire to as a free country.  We should be proud of our heritage as Americans, and never let us forget what we are meant to stand for.

I don’t always have the eloquence I wish to, so I will let those who do say it for me and leave you with a few patriotic quotes.  Happy Fourth of July, dear readers!

“Where liberty dwells, there is my country.”  -Benjamin Franklin

“America was built on courage, on imagination, and an unbeatable determination to do the job at hand.”  -Harry S. Truman

“I believe our flag is more than just cloth and ink.  It is a universally recognized symbol that stands for liberty, and freedom.”  -John Thune

“Liberty is the breath of life to nations.”  -George Bernard Shaw

“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain inalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness.”  -Declaration of Independence

“Nothing is more precious than independence and liberty.”  -Ho Chi Minh

“If you’re not ready to die for it, put the word ‘freedom’ out of your vocabulary.”  -Malcolm X

“Humanity has won its battle.  Liberty now has a country.”  -Marquis de Lafayette

“Freedom is not the right to do what we want, but what we ought.”  -Abraham Lincoln

“Give me your tired, your poor/Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free/The wretched refuse of your teeming shore./Send these, the homeless, tempest-tossed to me:/I lift my lamp beside the golden door.”  -Emma Lazarus (found on the Statue of Liberty)

“My country ’tis of thee/Sweet land of liberty/Of thee I sing…From ev’ry mountainside/Let freedom ring!”  -Samuel Francis Smith

And because I always like a little bit of humor:

“It’s Fourth of July weekend, or, as I call it, Exploding Christmas.”  -Stephen Colbert

Have a great Fourth of July!  Enjoy the fireworks!

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