Sunday, July 4, 2010

Happy Birthday, America!

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.

That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed.
That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness.”
And did you know this?
That in addition to the USA turning 234 years old today, the 50-star American flag is officially 50 YEARS OLD today, as well!
Law directs that a newly-designed U. S. flag becomes official on the first July 4th observance following the admission of a new state.
Hawaii was admitted as the 50th state on Aug. 21, 1959.
I hope you all have a safe, and Happy 4th of July!
So, relax and enjoy the day.
Kick back and grill some burgers or hotdogs.
Watch a ballgame.
Shoot off the fireworks and wave Old Glory.

But, for heaven's sake, don't forget what this holiday is all about.
It's about
One nation, under God, with liberty and justice for all.


diney said...

Great stuff!! Hope it was a brilliant 4th of July. My nephew is now living in New York and was very excited at the weekend of celebrations.

Marjie said...

Great minds think alike and post excerpts from the Declaration of Independence on the appropriate day! Glad you remembered - of course you did - and hope you'll be home for another soon!

Karen Deborah said...

Nope I di'int know that. Did you celebrate over there in your foreign land? Are you going to be moving back soon?

Homestay Mama said...

Great post, Katie. Thanks!

Lil Mama said...

You just don't hear speeches like that anymore. Thank you for the reminder.

Robynn's Ravings said...

And now I'm caught up. Helloooo? How did I live without YOU?!

Fruitcake Sandy said...

Thank you for a heart-warming tribute to The United States of America and Old Glory. Wonderful post ... blessings to you and yours.

Pam said...

Catching up on my blog reading! I hope you had a wonderful 4th! Or as good as one you can have without being on USA soil!

R. J. said...

Thanks to Robynn, I've discovered your fabulous blog--great stuff. I would love to visit Aussie Land, but emphasis is on visit. I love living near my grandchildren. The July 4th celebrations are really great with the picnics, fireworks, music, friends and family.

Anonymous said...

woo ~ woo ~ thx alotsˋε ˊ..................................................................


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