For me, the 4th of July brings forth similar feelings to those I experience on Thanksgiving and Christmas. Faith in God, love for family and mankind, gratitude.
I am SO very proud to be an American.
Below are some amazing American scenes set to amazing American music.
I've also included, in line with my 80's theme lately, some School House Rock videos.
So many of my childhood Saturday mornings were spent, learning and absorbing these wonderful, informational songs.
"Government is not reason, it is not eloquence, it is force; like fire, a troublesome servant and a fearful master. Never for a moment should it be left to irresponsible action"
"Labor to keep alive in your breast that little spark of celestial fire, called conscience."~George Washington
“I am not bound to win, but I am bound to be true. I am not bound to succeed, but I am bound to live by the light that I have. I must stand with anybody that stands right, and stand with him while he is right, and part with him when he goes wrong.”
“If Tyranny and Oppression come to this land, it will be in the guise of fighting a foreign enemy” ~ James Madison
“I would rather be exposed to the inconveniences attending too much liberty than to those attending too small a degree of it.” ~ Thomas Jefferson
“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” ~ Thomas Jefferson
“I tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just; that his justice cannot sleep forever.” ~ Thomas Jefferson
"I must study politics and war that my sons may have liberty to study mathematics and philosophy. My sons ought to study mathematics and philosophy, geography, natural history, naval architecture, navigation, commerce, and agriculture, in order to give their children a right to study painting, poetry, music, architecture, statuary, tapestry, and porcelain." ~ John Adams
One more thing: I love this new commercial!
Happy Independence Day!!