Happy 4th of July, everyone!!!! I hope y'all have a fun, patriotism filled day :):)
This year our celebration is going to be rather low key; a bbq with another family and then a trip to "the Rock" to see a laser show.
Last night was the MSO's patriotic concert. It was alot of fun. We played several patriotic medleys. Aaron Copland's Rodeo, two Star Wars medleys and a piece composed by a boy in our orchestra and a piece that Sean composed!!
This Independence day let's remember what this nation was founded on. The day we forget what we are founded on is the day we loose our independence and this nation. Those who founded our nation as well as all the men and women throughout our history who have worked to preserve our freedom have paid much to high a price for us to let ourselves to duped into giving up our free nation.
This nation will remain the land of the free only so long as it is the home of the brave. ~Elmer Davis
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
I prefer liberty with danger to peace with slavery. ~Author Unknown
They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety. ~Benjamin Franklin, Historical Review of Pennsylvania,
"The general principles on which the fathers achieved independence were the general principles of Christianity"
"We have staked the whole future of American civilization, not upon the power of government, far from it. We have staked the future of all our political institutions upon the capacity of mankind for self government; upon the capacity of each and all of us to govern ourselves, to control ourselves to sustain ourselves according to the Ten Commandments of God."
Here are a couple pictures of 4th of July celebrations in one of the birthplaces of our nation and one of my favorite places in the world; Colonial Williamsburg.
What are you doing to celebrate this 4th of July?