Friday, July 4, 2008

Happy Independence Day, USA!!!!!!!

Josh left for Marine boot camp on May 12. Here he is with his recruiting sergeant having dinner with us a couple of days before he left. As we celebrate today, we will be remembering those serving in the armed forces and especially those in Afganistan and Iraq. It's been said over and over again, but worth repeating...."Freedom really isn't free".

We love American History around here, so in honor of our nations independence, here is a brief explanation behind today's celebration....

The United States Declaration of Independence was a statement adopted by the Continental Congress on July 4, 1776, announcing that the thirteen American colonies, then at war with Great Britain, were no longer a part of the British Empire. Written primarily by Thomas Jefferson, the Declaration was a formal explanation of why Congress had voted on July 2 to declare independence from Great Britain, more than a year after the outbreak of the American Revolutionary War. The birthday of the United States of AmericaIndependence Day—is celebrated on July 4, the day the wording of the Declaration was approved by Congress.

....We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. - Taken from Wikipedia free dictionary

Have a wonderful day!!!!!!


Tuna Jones said...

Go SIS!! Happy 4th of July!

Joanna said...

I'm sure it takes on a whole new meaning for you this year. The meaning of freedom is now so close to home.

Macy said...

Good post.

Me and my better half

J & J

Our Marine

Matt and Trin having fun w/ Joshie and Jenna

Kadence and Keaton

Girl power

Gabe and Josh w/ Grandpa

When they were young

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