Friday, July 3, 2009

Independence Day

"It ought to be commemorated, as the Day of Deliverance by solemn Acts of Devotion to God Almighty, it ought to be solemized with Pomp and Parade, with Shews, Games, Sports, Guns, Bells, Bonfires and Illuminations from one End of this Continent to the other from this Time forward forever more."
John Adams, in a letter to his wife Abigail
3 July 1776

There, I guess King George will be able to read that.
John Hancock, after signing the Declaration of Independence

We on this continent should never forget that men first crossed the Atlantic not to find soil for their ploughs but to secure liberty for their souls.
~Robert J. McCracken

Freedom is never free.
~Author Unknown

And I'm proud to be an American, where at least I know I'm free. And I won't forget the men who died,who gave that right to me.
~Lee Greenwood


patty said...

Happy 4th, Cathy! great pic and i love "liberty for their souls"! great quotes, all...

Anonymous said...

Thanks so much for sharing these amazing quotes. Happy 4th to you and yours!

Mrs. C... said...

Great quotes, as our freedom does have a cost that so few actually pay. Happy 4th, and let our freedom ring today!!!

Paul said...

These five quotations should be banner headlines on our newpapers, radio and TV extravaganzas, speeches, etc. regarding July 4 observations.
They cover many of the religious, secular, political, historical, etc., significances of the '4th'...
We worry that much of the story has been forgotten.

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