Happy Independence Day!

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Happy 4th of July!  I have always liked this holiday.  Well, to be honest, it might be the worst holiday when it comes to food…but when it comes to weather, it WINS.  If you love warm weather.  Like me.  While the day is filled with outdoor fun and romantic firework displays, it is also teeming with American passion.  Even though I think there is a basic understanding of freedom that we all celebrate today, everyone has their own feelings of independence and what that means in their life.  Today has a special meaning to me because we are an Army family, and because the US is my one true home.  I loved my travels abroad, but no other place will ever be the United States.  I wanted to share some of my favorite July 4 quote inspirations:

“The strength of a nation lies in the homes of its people.”

“This Nation will remain the land of the free only so long as it is the home of the brave.” – Elmer Davis

“Better to fight for something than to live for nothing.” – Gen. George S. Patton

“It is impossible to rightly govern a nation without God and the Bible.” – Gen. George Washington

“Evil is powerless if the good are unafraid.” – Ronald Reagan

“Freedom is never granted, it is won.” – A. Philip Randolph

“In matters of style, swim with the current; in matters of principle, stand like a rock.” – Thomas Jefferson

“Whose broad stripes and bright stars, thro’ the perilous fight, / O’er the ramparts we watch’d, were so gallantly streaming.” – Francis Scott Key

“Freedom isn’t free.”

 Today I like to remember those who have fallen in defense of our homeland.  Memorial Day might be dedicated to them, but we wouldn’t have Independence Day without them either.  I also want to remember those leaders who dedicated their life to shaping our country into the great nation it is today.  Even though its hard to gush on July 4th without sounding cheesy, I really don’t think there is anything silly about being patriotic and recognizing how amazing America really is.  I can’t imagine being anything but American, and I can’t picture the world without our country in it.

I hope you are enjoying your Independence Day!  Thanks so much for stopping by.  Happy 4th of July!

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