As I sit here, I marvel at the people who have paid heavy prices for the freedom we enjoy today. My family and I have been studying men, women, and people of all colors who have paid the price for freedom. Some stories have brought me to tears and have made me wonder…..”Do Americans today have the Character necessary to fight the good fight again?”
The answer, I feel is a resounding: YES!
So….today, I want to leave you with some quotes that have been made throughout the years……I hope you enjoy them!
“It ought to be commemorated as a Day of Deliverance by solemn acts of devotion to God Almighty. It ought to be solemnized by pomp and parade, with shows, games, sports, guns, bells, bonfires and illuminations from one end of this continent to the other from this time forward for ever more.” John Adams’ comments in a letter to his wife…
“As Mankind becomes more liberal, they will be more apt to allow that all those who conduct themselves as worthy members of the community are equally entitled to the protections of civil government. I hope ever to see America among the foremost nations of justice and liberality. ” George Washington
“The preservation of the sacred fire of liberty and the destiny of the republican model of government are justly considered… deeply, …finally, staked on the experiment entrusted to the hands of the American people. ” George Washington: First Inaugural Address April 30, 1789
“Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn’t pass it on to our children in te bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same, or one day we will spend our sunset years telling our children and our children’s children what it was once like in the United States where men were free.” Ronald Reagan
“Is life so dear, or peace so sweet, as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery? Forbid it, Almighty God! I know not what course others may take; But as for me, give me liberty, or give me Death!” Patrick Henry, March 23, 1775 in Saint Johns Church, Richmond Virginia!
“They have the book.” John Jay’s response when asked if he had final words for his children.
This year, we will celebrate….with hundreds of others watching fire works, perhaps a trip to Lake Lanier or Stone Mountain…and a cook out on our street. Today, my sweet DH is taking one of our children to see the Braves play…with tickets graciously given by a sweet friend!
As a side note, the picture of Lady Liberty was taken by a good friend on 7/2/2010, who celebrated the holiday last year with her family in NY City.
Please note,I love these quotes so much…that most of this post is a from my post from last year.