Saturday, July 03, 2010

HAPPY BIRTHDAY U.S.A.

Independence Day, commonly known as July 4th or the Fourth of July, commemorates the Continental Congress’ adoption of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776.

Linda and I hope you have a great fourth of July 

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Edward Moran's 1886 painting, The Statue of Liberty Enlightening the World. Did you know Lady Liberty's crown reopened on July Fourth 2009. The first visitors allowed into the Statue of Liberty's crown in nearly eight years made the arduous climb Saturday on an Independence Day journey laden with symbolism of freedom, national pride—and for one couple, romance. READ MORE

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How about 10 Songs to Make Fourth of July Gatherings Great. #10 “ Centerfield by John Fogerty. Baseball. Americas favorite sport. My favorite place to be on July 4th is a ball park. Centerfield is not only a song you can dance to, but it brings back those childhood memories of either playing the game, or watching it from the fence. It can also remind us of how fun it is to be an American. Play ball!.” READ MORE

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Remember our troops are “over there” to prevent something like this from happening again “over here.”

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Photo courtesy of Wikimedia commons and the National Park Service……………………………………………………………………………………………….

RONALDREGAN There will be hard-hitting Fourth of July speeches. Remember Ronald Regan In his 1981 message on the fourth, he said, "Let the Fourth of July always be a reminder that here in this land, for the first time, it was decided that man is born with certain God-given rights; that government is only a convenience created and managed by the people, with no powers of its own except those voluntarily granted to it by the people." READ MORE………………………………………………

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“When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature's God entitle them, a decent  respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation. 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. That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness.” READ MORE……………..When was the last time you read the Declaration Of Independence?………………………………………………………………………………..

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Joe Todd & Linda saying, “Thanks for stopping by.”  Linda and I will be going to the Lancaster Farmers Market ..to the parade and civil war reenactment at the park. Then, Fourth of July food and fireworks this evening.

5 comments:

wenn said...

happy independence day1

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Hi There, Great 4th of July post... Wish our leadership in D.C. would both to read the Constitution and the Declaration of Independence!!!! Maybe our country wouldn't be in such a mess! ha

Have fun this weekend. Looks like you both have a full day planned!!!!

Have a wonderful 4th weekend.
Betsy

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Happy Holiday Joe and Linda

Cassie said...

Terrific post! (I liked Fogerty's Centerfield too!!) Happy July 4th. We always remember that freedom isn't free. God bless America.

Tony Letts said...

never understood why you wanted to be independent of us lol