Sunday, July 4, 2010

Today's Thought: Independence Day

July 4th -- Independence Day -- is one of the most dear and valuable holidays we celebrate in the United States.

In today’s tumultuous political climate, we must remember the brave men and women who pledged their lives, liberty and fortunes and many who paid the ultimate price to establish this nation.

We should also pay tribute to the brave men and women who are currently serving this country to be sure that our freedom is preserved.

Here are a few important quotes from people who believed in, and worked for, our freedom. It is fitting to read them to commemorate the 4th of July, Independence Day in the United States of America:

Democracy is the government of the people, by the people, for the people. ~Abraham Lincoln

Let every nation know, whether it wishes us well or ill, we shall pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship, support any friend, oppose any foe, to assure the survival and success of liberty. ~John Fitzgerald Kennedy

Everything that is really great and inspiring is created by the individual who can labor in freedom. ~Albert Einstein

Those who desire to give up freedom in order to gain security will not have, nor do they deserve, either one. ~Benjamin Franklin

The will of the people is the only legitimate foundation of any government, and to protect its free expression should be our first object. ~Thomas Jefferson

Where liberty is, there is my country. ~Benjamin Franklin.

Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn't pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same. ~Ronald Reagan
I am so proud to be a citizen of the United States and I sincerely love this country and the liberty and freedom we enjoy, as well as the endless opportunities offered to its citizens. This is an important holiday.

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