Tuesday, July 04, 2006

Happy 4th of July

On this day, our forefathers earned our freedom. They gave their lives for it. They sacrificed their families for it. They believed in it.

Today, when you are at your cookout, connecting with friends, watching your children play, your face in the sun. . . remember them, the first Veterans of our fledgling country.

Remember all our vets past wars and present, show them respect, because we owe them a great debt. We owe them our very way of life. We owe them more than anyone else, with the exception of GOD himself.

Tonight, while I am watching the fire works burst in fantastic display, reflecting in the river below, I will thank them again. The screaming and booming thunder of the fireworks that we hear and see each year, would seem to me, to be remimiscent of war and the dead and dying soldiers. The great BOOM BOOM BOOM of cannons, tanks and artillery. The screaming of the soldiers, and lastly the magnificent burst of color that touches Heaven is their souls. I have no words to express to them my appreciation and gratitude.

I will leave you with this:


"We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain inalienable rights, that among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness." Declaration of Independence

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7 Comments:

At Tuesday, July 04, 2006 3:30:00 PM, Blogger Me said...

Happy Fourth of July Nikki!

 
At Tuesday, July 04, 2006 4:15:00 PM, Blogger kat said...

good. i still agree with the sufferagettes that it should be "all people," but you're good.

 
At Tuesday, July 04, 2006 5:35:00 PM, Blogger Farm Girl said...

I hope you have a great holiday.

 
At Tuesday, July 04, 2006 5:57:00 PM, Blogger St Jude said...

Happy 4th of July :0)

 
At Wednesday, July 05, 2006 1:31:00 PM, Blogger Kevin Charnas said...

As a veteran myself, thank you...

 
At Wednesday, July 05, 2006 1:32:00 PM, Blogger Kevin Charnas said...

As a veteran myself, thank you...

 
At Wednesday, July 05, 2006 3:21:00 PM, Blogger Rainman said...

Great post Nikki

Thanks to all you Vets.

 

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