Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Independence Day, July 4, 2012



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


 the first battle of the Revolutionary War, was fought at Concord April 18, 1775, the Declaration of Independence was signed July 4th, 1776.


236 years ago our country fought a war that ended with the signing of the Delcaration of Independence . on the 4th of July we remember the war and the fact that those who died are why we became a free democratic country. (note: these days it's Kinda/Sorta free democracy)

UPDATE: thanks Scott.
Declaration of Independence was signed six years before the end of the war and seven years before the signing of the "Treaty of Paris" which officially gave the U.S. their independence

In 1870, the U.S. Congress made Independence Day an unpaid holiday for federal employees.

In 1938, Congress changed Independence Day to a paid federal holiday.


We watched The Patriot again last week, during our storm days.
below are Scenes from the movie. Bob and I kept saying WHY would ANYONE stand in a straight line with guns and walk directly into the other lines. it makes no sense at all.



My favorite scene is when Mel Gibson as The Patriot runs to the front of the battle to rally the soldiers to the flag. Makes me tear up looking at it. Above is a clip from below video just in case you don't have time to listen to it. 2.40 minutes and it tells the story of the fight.

they died 260 years ago that we could be FREE....and they still die today don't forget to vote, lest we lose that freedom

38 comments:

Susannah said...

Amen!

SD ~ Dawning Inspiration said...

I second the Amen!!

Golden Woofs! SUGAR said...

Woof! Woof! Happy 4th! Lots of Golden ALOHA n Woofs, Sugar

Betty Manousos said...
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SquirrelQueen said...

Happy 4th of July!
I'm going to have to watch that movie again.

Betty Manousos said...

i third the amen!

happy 4th!

What Karen Sees said...

What a wonderful tribute and such lovely photos, and I also say AMEN! Our little group of American missionaries are having our own 4th of July celebration this weekend. I've enjoyed catching up with your posts and thanks for keeping track of me.

Ann said...

I'll join the chorus of Amen's. I like the way you blended those photos, they look great.
Happy 4th of July

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

Sandra, perfect thoughts on this special birthday. We all have reason to celebrate and remember those who sacrificed to give us this day.

EM Illustrator said...

Happy 4th of July my friend, hope you'll have a fantastic day! big hugs, Eva

From the Kitchen said...

You gave us a reminder that we sometimes need to remember what this day is all about.

Best,
Bonnie

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Enjoy this special day. I am so thankful for our neighbours to the south,the USA.

"Auntie" sezzzzzz... said...

When one stops and considers, what really went into the winning of our Country's Freedom, it is mind-boggling. Truly...

We should be so grateful, that those people were that brave.

And remember to be brave ourselves, when conditions warrant...

And conditions certainly warrant, when our government is trying to erode, so much of what these brave men laid their lives down, to attain.

Happy 4th of July to our Beloved Nation!!!

Maple Lane said...

Wishing you a safe and blessed holiday.

Catherine said...

Have a happy July 4th!
xo Catherine

RoeH said...

Great post! I haven't seen that movie. I don't like Mel Gibson. How celebrities live their lives is a whole lot of reason as to which movies I will watch. But --- I should get this one today. One movie I like on this day is "1776". What a great day this is.

George said...

Thanks for a wonderful Fourth of July post. I'll join in the AMENs. Your photo-editing was great.

S. Etole said...

Have a grand 4th, Sandra. Enjoyed your photos.

TexWisGirl said...

so true - lest we forget in the picnics and parades what it is all about.

Madi and Mom said...

Have a happy and safe 4th and we hope there will be some good food served somewhere.
Hugs Madi and Mom

Cranberry Morning said...

Great post, Sandra!!
Wasn't it right up to WWII that battles were fought in that manner - lines of soldiers marching forward into cannon fire. I'm not certain, but I think so.

I think I'll watch Patriot today. Have a happy Independence Day and thanks for reminding everyone to VOTE.

Terri Buster said...

Great post Sandra- Happy 4th to you and yours!

Scott said...

A wonderful post Sandra, just one little note on one part of it. You stated that "236 years ago our country fought a war that ended with the signing of the Delcaration of Independence." In fact the Declaration of Independence was signed six years before the end of the war and seven years before the signing of the "Treaty of Paris" which officially gave the U.S. their independence. Hope you have a WONDERFUL Independence Day!

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Good Morning, Great post--and I love your comment about 'kinda-sorta-democracy'... AMEN to that!!!! We are about to lose all of our freedoms. Scary!!!!

The Patriot was partly filmed near where my son used to live near Rock Hill, South Carolina --so one time, when we visited him there, we went to see where it had been filmed. Neat!!!!

Have a wonderful 4th of July...
Hugs,
Betsy

Inger said...

Happy Independence Day to you, Sandra. Your comments about Soldier touched my heart and I wish you could come here and give him a hug. He loves women. Bites men. Have a great day!

Andrew said...

I hope you have a wonderful day..

Miss Debbie said...

Wonderful post! And amen to the voting part...so very important!!!

SweetMarie said...

Happy 4th of July!!!

EG CameraGirl said...

Thoughtful post, Sandra.

I hope you are enjoying a wonderful Independence Day!

Dee said...

Happy Fourth Sandra...the best of all the fourth of July posts I have read today. Love the quote...Freedom Doesn't give us the right to do what we please, but do what pleases God.\0/

Laura Delegal - Leroy Photography said...

Love the Patriot and love America. God bless America, land that I love ...

Madge Bloom said...

Wonderful post for the 4th, have a good one!

A Brit in Tennessee said...

I have a hard time watching that movie without crying too, so very poignant.
Lovely post, I hope you had a lovely Independence Day..
~Jo

Deb said...

a great reminder...my daughter loves that movie..she watched it today...Happy 4th....

Rose said...

Sandra, this was a wonderful post.

DawnTreader said...

Moved on to ghost photography now, have you? ;) Well played! Hope you had a good 4th July.

diane b said...

Fancy an Aussie playing an American patriot.

eileeninmd said...

Hello, these are all wonderful images and a great post. Happy 4th of July!