Happy Birthday America !

“Government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the Earth.” ~ Abraham Lincoln
Good morning, dear friends.  Today, all across our great land folks are preparing to celebrate the 4th.  There will be small celebrations and huge family gatherings, all celebrating the birth of our country as an independent nation.   image

On this day, let us all take a few moments to remember those who bravely fought, the many who paid the ultimate sacrifice, and those currently serving in the military to ensure we remain a free nation.  As we pause, the words of former President, Ronald Reagan are, in my opinion, certainly worth considering, “We’re blessed with the opportunity to stand for something ~ for liberty and freedom and fairness. And these are things worth fighting for, worth devoting our lives to.”

For me, one thing which always seems to make the day so special, as well as festive, is our dear ~ “Red, White, and Blue” which will be flying in all her majestic glory everywhere.  From coast to coast, in cities and small towns, all will know it is America’s birthday. 

“I Am An American 

That’s the way most of us put it,

just matter of factly.

They are plain words, those four.

You could write them on your thumbnail,

or you could sweep them across this bright blue summer sky.

But remember too they are more than words,

They are a way of life.

So whenever you speak them,

speak them firmly;

speak them proudly;

speak them gratefully;

I am an American.” ~ unknown

So, celebrate the day.  Enjoy your family and friends.  All the festivities.  And remember why we celebrate.  Let us work together to keep our land a most special place, not only for ourselves, but for future generations.

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Because we want them to always have a place to pick wildflowers.

And have a favorite fishing hole.

 

“Everything that is really great and inspiring is created by the individual who can labor in freedom.” ~ Albert Einstein

 

Have a wonderful day.  And if you are traveling, be safe.

 

Hugs and Love,

Sandra

 

 

 

Images: via tumblr and Pintrest

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Dewena
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This is just lovely! The sight of our beautiful flag flying always thrills me. When I wake up in the morning I raise the shades in my bedroom and see one neighbor’s flag flying, and know how much wind there is. Later I others flying in other neighbors yards as I open more curtains. It’s a little ritual of mine and I am so appreciative of the privilege to see them.

Your pictures are glorious! Happy Fourth!

Pam Richardson
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Beautiful and thoughtful sentiments sweet friend! Happy Birthday America! ❤️🇺🇸💙

jeanie
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What a lovely wreath. And you are spot on about the children of the future. It is for them I worry most. Happy Fourth!

Penny at Enjoying The Simple Things
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Penny at Enjoying The Simple Things

Beautiful post. Have a wonderful 4th weekend!

Maristella
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Wonderful pictures!Love that gorgeous wreath!Happy 4th!

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