Saturday, July 2, 2016

Repost from 2012 4th of July




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.





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

16 comments:

diane b said...

Hope you have a nice day on the 4th.

Ann said...

A post worth seeing again. I've thought the same thing about those battles. There certainly wasn't a very good chance of survival walking straight in to the gunfire like that.

Jo said...

Happy 4th July Sandra. I loved the trailer. I've never seen The Patriot and I'm wondering why? The Zulu Impi had an amazing tactic of using a buffalo-horns-formation to advance, encircle and then imprison the enemy.(https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Impi#Tactics). Have a great weekend. PS I so often think of you and Betsy (of Tennessee ) and Elaine when photographing the moon. Thanks for thinking of me when you saw it yesterday morning.

eileeninmd said...

Good morning, Sandra! I wish you and Bob a safe and happy 4th of July weekend! God Bless America!

Gail said...

I understand.

I cannot talk about Benghazi without crying!!!!

Madi and Mom said...

I loved the Patriot movie too.
Hugs madi and mom

Ginny Hartzler said...

Happy Saturday, Mad One! LOVE your pictures today! My favorite of all is the crackled flag with the bald eagle. Is that the way the picture is, or did you edit it? The straight line thing has always mystified me too. That 100% guarantees that the most people possible will die. Whoever thought up this war rule needed to be out in the front of the line

photowannabe said...

I loved the post then and I still love it.
Freedom certainly isn't free and I am grateful for everyone that gave their all for us.
Have a wonderful Fourth.

jandi said...

Love that quote in the beginning! Have a beautiful weekend! (What's left of it)

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

We should all take time to stop and remember the importance of this Independence Day weekend. Thanks, Sandra, for the info on The Patriot film which I have never seen.

Mevely317 said...

A powerful movie, indeed ... and a timely post!
I really (really) like your first image, Sandra.

carolann said...

War is such a terrible thing. It has been all through Generations. Will it ever end peacefully.

So sad.

Inger said...

Good post to see again. Hope you. Bob and Jake have a happy Fourth of July.

Betty Manousos said...

i'm wondering who thought of that style of fighting you know standing line waiting to be shot?

wish you and bob a happy fourth! xoxo

Terri @ Coloring Outside the Lines said...

I can only say "amen". Have a wonderful day tomorrow, and stay out of the heat!

Linda said...

Thanks for the reminder about that film! I want to watch it again!!