Monday, July 4, 2011

Happy 235th Birthday America!

The year was 1776 when representatives from 13 colonies met together in Philadelphia to sign the final copy of the Declaration of Independence.
The Revolutionary War waged for almost a decade (1775-1783) resulting in American victory and independence from Britain.
We often think of the 4th of July as a day off from work, a time for family BBQ's and fireworks.
But let us remember, and teach our children, the great price that was paid, and continues to be paid to live in the Land of the FREE

Off with your hat, as the flag goes by!
And let the heart have its say;
you're man enough for a tear in your eye
that you will not wipe away.
(Henry Cuyler Bunner)

7 comments:

Quiltingdaisy said...

Oops I think that it might be 235 yrs.
But It's still a great day to celebrate

LynCC said...

Happy 4th!!

Rae Ann said...

Great post Nedra... Have a wondeful 4th! Hugs~

Glenna @ Hollyhock Quilts said...

Hope you're having a wonderful 4th!!

Lois Evensen said...

Happy Independence Day to you, too!

Material Mary said...

Great post Nedra. I love the 4th of July!!
Mary

Jan Marie said...

love the poem. Happy 4th