Friday, July 3, 2015

Happy 4th of July!

On July 4, 1776, the "Declaration of Independence" was adopted 
and signed, separating the newly formed 13 colonies from England's rule.

Since that date, the great United States of America has stood strong, 
full of valor and honor. 

I'm proud to be an American.
I come from a long line of servicemen and women,
who were willing to lay it all on the line for our freedom.

I have a friend who's 18 year old son was killed in Afghanistan.
The pain of war hits all too closely to home.

When I hear a patriotic song, my eyes tend to fill with tears...
My heart swells with pride...
And, my hand covers my heart....


Some fun facts about the great USofA:

-The Bald Eagle is our National Bird

-Uncle Sam was a cartoon character drawn during the War of 1812 to symbolize the government

-The rose is our national flower

-The oak tree is our national tree

-Our motto - "In God We Trust"

-The colors of the flag represent:   Red is a symbol of valor and bravery.
White symbolizes purity and innocence.
Blue signifies vigilance, perseverance, and justice.

 Apple pie & baseball.... now, THAT is American!

"I’m proud to be an American
where at least I know I’m free,
And I won’t forget the men who died
who gave that right to me,
And I gladly stand up next to you
and defend her still today,
‘Cause there ain’t no doubt I love this land
God Bless the U.S.A."

I canned tomatoes today, and glanced over at my "canning tools" laid out... 
Wouldn't you know it... a little red, white, and blue action going on.
Made me smile... I had to share.


 What are your plans for the 4th?  How will you celebrate?
We have two birthday parties to attend.
Fun stuff!

I love that it will be low key, spending time with the ones we love.

Happy Birthday America!



  1. A beautiful post Heather. A USA Flag is already flying from my front porch..I try to get it out everyday and try to be diligent about NOT allowing it to stay out in the rain. My husband never forgot the 'Flag Etiquette "...Our attitude is if we cannot treat the flag with respect, taking it in out of the 'weather' and overnight we just don't even put it out.

    Another thing: We don't sit on it, step on it or wrap up in it. That's a bit old fashioned today I am sure.
    Happy 4th friend-

  2. Great Post and made my heart swell with pride!