Added by Laura E. Marwill on June 30, 2010 at 11:00pm — No Comments
On July 4, 1776, our founding fathers approved the Declaration of Independence, the inspiring, oft-quoted and revolutionary treatise which led to the birth of our nation. Yet it was what happened following these prodigious words that resulted in our victory over Great Britain in 1783. This example of determined action inspires my reflection on our Fourth of July celebration.…Continue
Independence Day brings to me a powerful awareness of our Founding Fathers their passion, their insight, their sacrafices, their honor, and their resolve for the people of America to be free from tyranny, believing that we are all created equal in the eyes of God and that our rights to "Life, Liberty and the persuit of happiness" were inalienable and given to us by our creator.
Being a Viet Nam Veteran, I have always believed that…Continue
The Fourth of July to me means unity, a time for us to join together and celebrate the most American, of American holidays. This is the one day for all of us to forget our differences and celebrate as one, a common interest. This holiday reminds me of one of my favorite stories of the War of Independence. John Dickinson opposed a declaration of independence but then I believe he realized the pending revolution was bigger than one person and abstained from voting allow the measure to pass. It…Continue
Added by Ted Doucette on June 30, 2010 at 8:46pm — No Comments
The most accurate way to explain ‘what the Fourth of July means’ is to pretend that I am in conversation with someone who does not know. I would tell them to simply visit my 93 year old father, U. S. Navy Veteran of the Second World War. Talk with him and look into to his eyes. There you will see, hear, and feel the meaning of Independence Day. For most, it will reach right out and…Continue
Added by Bryan Gatley on June 30, 2010 at 5:32pm — No Comments
Added by Shannon Foster on June 30, 2010 at 2:17pm — No Comments
Added by maureen ursprung on June 30, 2010 at 12:15pm — No Comments
The fourth of July brings thoughts of cookouts, baseball games, swimming at the beach and of course fireworks that light up the sky. Wait a minute. There are many American flags proudly flying so there must be something more to this day.…Continue
Added by Barbara Smith on June 30, 2010 at 7:30am — No Comments
Added by Sara Pat Badgley on June 30, 2010 at 1:52am — No Comments
Added by Vincent Prevett on June 29, 2010 at 5:00pm — No Comments
I wrote this exactly one year ago today in fear of what was coming with the Obama election and the Democrat majority rule in all branches of government. Add in all the radicals in academia and in the judiciary and what do we have? This is the year we must slow, and begin to reverse, some of these big government, socialistic moves to the left. If we do not, we will forever be remembered as the generation who lost our country as we know it.…Continue
Added by Jon B. Cain on June 29, 2010 at 4:30pm — No Comments
Until this year, Independence Day meant the 4th day of July with barbeque parties and fireworks. This year it means something very different.
While my classmates settled in for their first year of university, I…Continue
Added by Roxie Overaker on June 29, 2010 at 12:30pm — No Comments
Independence is at the root of what it means to be an American. It is an abstraction that is woven into the fiber of every American soul, and thus the striving for American independence has continued long past
1776. It is a value that every American searches for and attempts to fulfill
each and every day of his or her life. Americans are constantly in pursuit of
this abstract gift, which we call Independence.
The holiday which…Continue
Added by Thomas Hospod on June 29, 2010 at 12:18pm — No Comments
Forever to hold this great nation as we proudly stand together and wave the flag on July 4th.
Rich of natural wealth, hard working men and women to be recognized on this special day. For every single individual who strived,…Continue
Added by Susanne Buddington on June 29, 2010 at 9:30am — No Comments
Added by Stephen Walton on June 29, 2010 at 1:29am — No Comments
When I consider the importance of Indepence Day, I tend to do so from a historical perspective. I am amazed by the courage and sacrifice of our patriot ancestors who put everything dear to them on the line to give birth to this great nation. Among my favorite books are David McCullough's 1776 and John Adams. Seeing the revolution unfold through the eyes of the founding fathers and the stratagies that allowed a rag tag army to stand up to the world's superpower of…Continue
Added by Ralph F. Howes on June 28, 2010 at 10:30pm — No Comments
Dear Senator Brown,
My name is Noah Wilson and I am 7 years old. The Fourth of July is a special holiday to me because it is America's birthday. On this day, the Declaration of Independence was adopted.
Added by Kevin C. Wilson on June 28, 2010 at 10:00pm — No Comments
The Fourth of July means a lot to me because I am free. I can choose my own job when I am a grown-up.
Added by Kevin C. Wilson on June 28, 2010 at 9:57pm — No Comments
Added by Abraham Campbell on June 28, 2010 at 7:05pm — No Comments