Friday, July 3, 2009

Happy 4th of July!

Independence Day honors the birthday of the United States of America and the signing of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776.

Thomas Jefferson wrote of Independence Day; "May it be to the world, what I believe it will be ... the signal of arousing men to burst the chains ... and to assume the blessings and security of self-government. That form, which we have substituted, restores the free right to the unbounded exercise of reason and freedom of opinion. All eyes are opened, or opening, to the rights of man. ... For ourselves, let the annual return of this day forever refresh our recollections of these rights, and an undiminished devotion to them."

May you all have a Happy & safe 4th of July! Remember to keep the men and women of our Armed Forces close to your hearts, and in your prayers. They fight to maintain our freedom, and for that we will forever be endebted to them. Let their loyalty and sacrifice on behalf of this Great Nation, not be forgotten during our celebration. God Bless America, land that I love...

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