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Let freedom ring

It's July 4th, and in the US that means it's time to celebrate our Independence, which took place in 1776.

Whoa, such a long time ago! But it granted us the freedoms we enjoy today, and allowed us to grow into the country that we are.

So many countries don't enjoy freedom. Their people are mistreated, subject to interrogation, arrest, and imprisonment without a fair trial. It's a horrid way of life.

So, today, when we, the people of this country, are having picnics, lighting off fireworks, and generally having a great time, let's not forget all those who gave their lives -- both in the American Revolution, and later wars -- that we may enjoy the lifestyle we have today.

Let freedom ring ... forever!

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MarshaMusselman wrote on July 4, 2014, 2:18 PM

I've heard some folks that have said people in general aren't taking the time to remember those that fought for our country when they spend their days with cookouts and other celebrations. But later, a veteran stated that is the reason they did fight for our country so folks could celebrate freely in whatever way they wished.

indexer wrote on July 4, 2014, 6:34 PM

We Brits have mixed feelings about US independence! On the one hand, we really don't want our colonies back, but on the other you still haven't paid for all that lovely tea you wasted!

DorothyGale wrote on July 4, 2014, 8:49 PM

Hi MarshaMusselman ... I'm so glad you mentioned what that veteran said. I think that's a great way to look at it. We can celebrate with cookouts, family and friends, but still remember the cost for our freedom. :)

DorothyGale wrote on July 4, 2014, 8:53 PM

indexer ... Got a chuckle out of your response. Let's let bygones be bygones. Maybe you can overlook the wasted tea and we'll forgive the taxation without representation. :) There was an poster in a travel agency, in the US, that said, "Come home! All is forgiven." And at the bottom it said, "Visit Britain."