Friday, July 4, 2008

Happy 4th Of July!!

Freedom's natal day is here.
Fire the guns and shout for freedom,
See the flag above unfurled!
Hail the stars and stripes forever,
Dearest flag in all the world.
~Florence A. Jones
Where liberty dwells, there is my country.
~Benjamin Franklin
Lord, bid war's trumpet cease;
Fold the whole earth in peace.
~Oliver Wendell Holmes
Then join hand in hand, brave Americans all!
By uniting we stand, by dividing we fall.
~John Dickinson

All we have of freedom, all we use or know

This our fathers bought for us long and long ago.

~Rudyard Kipling, The Old Issue, 1899

My patriotic heart beats red, white, and blue.

~Author Unknown

J.D. and I are wishing one and all a Safe and Happy 4th Of July Holiday!


Peggy said...

Have a wonderful safe and happy 4th!!

farmlady said...

Thanks for the great 4th of July post, Jo. Have a peaceful day.

mjgolch said...

Jo and JD,Celestine and I wish you a Happy 4Th of July as well.

Betty said...

Thank you, Jo, and the same to you and J.D.

You have a very nice post for today in celebration of our freedom.

Juli said...

Merry 4th !

PEA said...

Happy 4th of July to you and yours, dear Jo. Hope your day was a fabulous one!! Wish I could have crossed the border to come celebrate with you:-) That picture of the baby eating the watermelon is too precious for words! hehe xoxo

Diane@Diane's Place said...

Happy 4th of July!

Love and hugs,


Tracy said...

What a wonderful post! I hope your forth was a great one. Hugs and blessings sent to you and JD.

Steven and Aisha said...

This is such an awesome post for your country, Jo! We never do that. I even forgot my country's independence day.

Artsy Etc. said...

Such lovely graphics, photos and sentiments. I love the 4th of July. It's so traditional and uncommercial. Just a patriotic love-fest of what makes this country great. Hope you had a good one. Love the music. How do you do that?


Mountain Mama said...

I hope you had a lovely 4th. Your post is great. I love the inspirational quotes and the watermellon baby is just darling!

BClark said...

Hope your 4th was fun, lots of good friends and good eats. We had a quiet day. So nice to have him home for a few days.

Best to you and thank you for your visits, Barbara