Wednesday, July 04, 2007

Celebrating Independence Day...

"On the Fourth of July Americans celebrate the birthday of the United States Independence Day, or the 4th of July, is probably the most important national holiday in the United States. It commemorates the formal adoption of the Declaration of Independence by the Continental Congress on July 4, 1776, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The declaration is a powerful statement of the American colonies intention to become an independent nation. The Fourth of July was declared a legal holiday in 1941, and today it is celebrated each year in all states and territories of the United States. It is a reminder of the ideals on which the United States was founded, and on July 4 Americans celebrate their freedom and independence with great fanfare -- it is a day of picnics and patriotic parades, a night of concerts and fireworks."

In case we find ourselves starting to believe all the anti-Americansentiment and negativity, we should remember England 's Prime Minister TonyBlair's words during a recent interview. When asked by one of hisParliament members why he believes so much in America , he said:"A simple way to take measure of a country is to look at how many wantin... And how many want out."

Only two defining forces have ever offeredto die for you:
1. Jesus Christ
2. The American G. I.

One died for your soul, the other for your freedom.

1 comment:

Shawn and Jenn DeAtley said...

Melissa! Hi. How are you? I'm happy you have a blog too. How are things?
Love you guys!