Happy Independence Day!

July 4, 2008

Culture

Hurrah! Today is one of my most favorite holidays, after Thanksgiving. It’s the Fourth of July- also known as Independence Day- here in the United States. Hurray hurray!!! I just love this day. I am so patriotic that when I cut my finger, red, white, and blue comes out. Ha! I come from a long line of patriots, from a Mayflower Compact signer to a Battle of Lexington soldier to a ME!

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The very last part of the Declaration of Independence says:

And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of Divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes, and our sacred Honor.

That’s something to think about. These guys pledged EVERYTHING for this idea of liberty. And liberty didn’t mean the freedom to do whatever you want to do– it is the freedom to do as you ought. On this day, we honor the Americans who devoted their lives, their fortunes, and their sacred honor for this cause. It is because of them that we are free. And I love freedom! Hurray!

I wrote a short post about the Declaration on my other blog, New York Traveler.net.

Now, if you’ll excuse me, I’m going to go eat a hamburger and read the Declaration of Independence. I encourage you to read it, too!

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7 Responses to “Happy Independence Day!”

  1. Fida Abbott Says:

    HAPPY INDEPENDENCE DAY!!!!

  2. Henson Ray Says:

    Have a great Fourth of July!!!

  3. Rebecca Says:

    Thank you, and thanks for visiting!

  4. mommyandmeboutique Says:

    Happy Independence Day to you and your family. Yes, we have much to be thankful for, our forefathers and the young men and women throughout all of the history of our country who have fought to keep us free.

  5. Flo Says:

    Happy 4th. I wrote some interesting facts about the Declaration over at stepawayfromthecake.com. Not sure why I wrote it there, but that’s where it ended up.

  6. Jena Isle Says:

    Have a joyful celebtration of the 4th of July. I remember a movie entitled Fourth of July starring Tom Cruise and was filmed here.

    Cheers!

  7. jesie Says:

    Happy Independence Day and I hope you enjoyed your hamburger. I did some handicraft and took a break. I miss watching the fireworks and parade in Washington D.C. A couple of years ago, I visited the National Achives in Washington D.C. and saw the picture on the Declaration of Independence. I remember one of guys featured had an artificial leg. Who is the guy? I am amazed by his spirit despite his handicap.