Monday, July 4, 2011

Independence Day

Small reminders of what today is all about......Happy Independence Day!

This nation will remain the land of the free only so long as it is the home of the brave.
~Elmer Davis

You have to love a nation that celebrates its independence every July 4, not with a parade of guns, tanks, and soldiers who file by the White House in a show of strength and muscle, but with family picnics where kids throw Frisbees, the potato salad gets iffy, and the flies die from happiness.  You may think you have overeaten, but it is patriotism.  ~Erma Bombeck

Those who won our independence believed liberty to be the secret of happiness and courage to be the secret of liberty.  ~Louis D. Brandeis

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

I prefer liberty with danger to peace with slavery.  ~Author Unknown

Where liberty dwells, there is my country.  ~Benjamin Franklin



  1. Let us be the first to comment on your latest BLOG. First "HAPPY 4th of JULY" to both of you, and we are very happy to hear something "Patriotic " being said about this day and some one your age realizing what a great country we live in......THANK YOU". We even had great weather to celebrate the day and hope you did also. Love your renderings, you do have a way with "WORDS". From THE TWO OF US .

  2. Well said! I like Erma's comment....Hope you had a Happy 4th!

  3. @ Jackie and Anonymous - Great weekend in a great country....couldn't ask for more than that. Glad you had a happy 4th.

  4. Thank you for the collection of quotes...something for everyone! Just like the USA!

  5. @ Michele - Absolutely! Thanks for dropping in.... :)