I 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!
Make sure to check out my recent Fourth of July Engagement session!