Posted by: Scott | Tuesday, July 4, 2006

Late July 4th thoughts

Happy birthday My, Country, ’tis of Thee! In spite of her flaws, I love America. I love her freedoms and that we can disagree yet still be of the same citizenship. We can even disagree with our leaders that we choose. It’s the American Spirit:

How ’bout them fireworks?
Pretty cool huh?
Ever wonder why we shoot ’em off on the Fourth?
It’s cause we’re celebrating our freedom.
It’s because we’re Americans.
And it’s our birthday!

The first three words of the Constitution
We the People…
We the people are celebratin’ Our independence.

We are the Declaration of Independence
and The Star Spangled Banner up there in the sky.
We are the Rocket’s Red Glare,
the Bombs Bursting in Air.
We are The Fourth of July!

We are The Pledge of Allegiance we say to our flag
the Stars and Stripes Forever!
We are the Republic for which it stands
The United States of America.
Remember?

We are that One Nation, under God,
indivisible, with Liberty and Justice for All
and because we all live in the Land of the Free
we don’t have to say it at all, unless we want to.

You wanta be counted?
Then stand up and shout it!
Make sure the whole world gets to hear it!
You wanna talk Freedom?
We know all about it!
We are the American Spirit!

I pledge allegiance to the flag
of the United States of America
and to the Republic for which it stands;
One nation, under God,
indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.

(Bill Fries)

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Remember, it doesn’t have to be a special holiday to thank a soldier (or a soldier’s close relative)! To our armed forces, thanks for all you are doing. To your families, thank you for staying strong in the absence of your loved one.

Have a safe and happy rest of Independence Day (and if you are shooting off fireworks, be careful!!!)

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