Saturday, July 4, 2009

4th of July

FREEDOM DOESN'T GIVE US THE RIGHT TO DO WHAT WE PLEASE, BUT TO DO WHAT PLEASES GOD!

That Fateful Fourth, by Roger Robicheau


Our will was strong, our want was great
Let freedom reign, what better fate

We journeyed long from Plymouth Rock
The time was clear to end all talk


That fateful fourth our courage showed
Americans - and how we glowed


We won the right to be self known
Our Independence, clearly shown
The test of time has stood us tall
Through bravest hearts, some forced to fall


We’ll always cherish those we’ve lost,
Their gift to us, their total cost
Today we face another foe
And stand together, all do know

Please often pray to God above
for the country we all love
.
The Founding Fathers left one legacy not celebrated on Independence Day but which affects us all. It's the national debt.
The country first got into debt to help pay for the Revolutionary War. Growing ever since, the debt stands today at a staggering $11.4 trillion - equivalent to about $37,000 for each and every American. And it's expanding by over $1 trillion a year

6 comments:

Snapper II said...

You have done it again!!! Fantastic
Morning Blog. Happy 4th and many more.

Lucy said...

I like this post, too. So true!

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Great Sandra... Guess none of us knew you on this day in 09.

Happy 4th.
Hugs,
Betsy

Stacey Dawn said...

Lovely tribute - gets me choked up and teary eyed...

SquirrelQueen said...

This is a great post Sandra. Somehow we had not connected at this time last year, I need to go back and see what I posted a year ago.

Kilauea Poetry said...

Fantastic Sandra- this was a fine tribute!