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Posted on 07/03/2006 10:14:23 PM PDT by Number57Edited on 07/03/2006 10:24:20 PM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]
Here's to the Freepers - I love you guys... please have a safe and happy Independence Day! Pray for us all and fire off as many explosive decorations as possible (or legal).
Happy 4th backatcha!
A happy 230th birthday to the USA.
God Bless America!
Wishing everyone a glorious Independence Day.
God certainly has -- have a Happy One!
I just realized... I spelled 'indepenence' wrong
I blame my excitment :)
Same to ya!
Happy Birthday USA!!!!!!!!!
It dun't matter, everyone knows what you meant. :-)
It ought to be commemorated, as the Day of Deliverance by solemn Acts of Devotion to God Almighty. It ought to be solemnized with Pomp and Parade, with Shews, Games, Sports, guns, Bells, Bonfires and Illuminations from one End of this Continent to the other from this Time forward forever more. You will think me transported with Enthusiasm but I am not. I am well aware of the Toil and Blood and Treasure, that it will cost Us to maintain this Declaration, and support and defend these States. Yet through all the Gloom I can see the Rays of ravishing Light and Glory. I can see that the End is more than worth all the Means. And that Posterity will tryumph in that Days Transaction, even altho We should rue it, which I trust in God We shall not.
John Adams, letter to Abigail Adams, July 3, 1776
Happy birthday my Country!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Never forget all those who fell!
"By the rude bridge that arched the flood,
Their flag to April's breeze unfurled,
Here once the embattled farmers stood,
And fired the shot heard round the world."
Happy Birthday America!
You broke the back of tyrants 230 years ago, and you're still going strong!
Let the Earth shake when your purpose is mentioned. Let the horns blow when your children fight in your honor and glory. In no ther place, and at no ther time has a single nation meant so much to so many.
We shall never become weary. For if we do, humanity itself will die.
Can Do, and God bless all you Freepers!
That's OK, and it looks like a mod already took care of it. :)
I've read that and to this day it sends chills down my spine. If only we had leaders like that now.
The Continental Congress adopted a resolution severing ties with Great Britain on July 2nd, though a formal Declaration of Independence was not adopted until July 4th; which explains John Adams' letter to Abigail, dated the 3rd of July.