The American Revolution was a beginning, not a consummation. ~Woodrow Wilson
I remember (being a child of the 80s) the first presidential election that I was really aware of and followed: Ronald Reagan. And I remember Lee Greenwood singing "God Bless the USA" at the convention. Then, and now, the song still chokes me up. It's an amazing tribute to our country.
Lee Greenwood - God Bless The USA
Freedom has its life in the hearts, the actions, the spirit of men and so it must be daily earned and refreshed - else like a flower cut from its life-giving roots, it will wither and die. ~Dwight D. Eisenhower
So, today... while we swim and barbecue and watch fireworks, we need to remember what this day represents. Remember the people who died for us to live the way we do, and the people who are still fighting and dying for us and others, so we can spend the day swimming and barbecuing and watching fireworks.
My God! How little do my countrymen know what precious blessings they are in possession of, and which no other people on earth enjoy! ~Thomas Jefferson
Happy Independence Day!