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July 04, 2009

Happy Independence Day ~ Happy 233 Years Birthday America!


Two Hundred Thirty-Three Years of Freedom THANK YOU to our Veterans and our Troops Today!!

Courtesy of the Red, White, and Blue


America: a tribute to heroes - God bless the USA sung by Lee Greenwood

I am crying so hard. Dear God, help us, save America, we love her so much. And so many have sacrificed and given their all to make us free and keep us free. They deserve our country to be FREE more then any of us. Each day we see our country disappearing and evil men and women doing her harm and are bent on destroying the very freedom that has set us apart from any other country. ~ Wild Thing


John Adams wrote this historic letter to his wife:

“I am apt to believe that this day will be celebrated by succeeding generations as the great anniversary festival. It ought to be commemorated as the day of deliverance, by solemn acts of devotion to God Almighty. It ought to be solemized with pomp and parade, with shows, games, sports, guns, bells, bonfires, and illuminations, from one end of this continent to the other, from this time forward forevermore.”


It was Richard Henry Lee of Virginia who first proposed drawing up a document that formally announced America's Independence from Great Britain.

On June 11, 1776, a drafting committee was formed and Lee was called away because of his wife's sickness. Lee's good friend and fellow Virginian Thomas Jefferson took Lee's place on the committee to draft the document and became the author of The Declaration of Independence.

Jefferson's document was delivered to the Continental Congress on July 1. It was debated and vetted by the delegates on on July 2nd and 3rd. And on July 4, 1776, the Declaration of Independence was formally approved.

It was printed overnight and the very next morning, a stack of copies was delivered to the waiting delegates. Others were prepared to be sent for public reading to each of the state assemblies and to the commanding officers of the Continental troops.

The Declaration was read aloud in courtyards across the land. When John Nixon read the document in Philadelphia to a crowd waiting in front of the Pennsylvania State House, similar reading were happening across the land. In many ways, this dissemination of news was more proficient than today.

Important documents were read in their entirety without comment and were later debated in pubs, homes and meetings. Now we hear snippets and opinions and rarely read the entire document. We chastise Congress for not reading legislation before voting on it and yet we rarely read these documents. Truthfully, they are not as easily available as they were in 1776.

But that document gave birth to the greatest political and social experiment of all time - America and modern democracy.

When you celebrate with fireworks and barbecues this weekend, remember your freedoms and the people who have fought and died to keep you free.

Remember those men who had the courage to claim Independence 233 years ago.


Aaron Tippin - Where The Stars And Stripes And Eagles Fly


A Tribute to our awesome Vietnam Vets.....The Song is "The Wall" by John McDermott .....For all who served in Vietnam, I thank you. The Patriot Guard Riders will always ride for you.


Martina McBride - God Bless America

Posted by Wild Thing at July 4, 2009 07:50 AM


Great tribute. Thank you, Wild Thing.

Posted by: Mark at July 4, 2009 11:13 AM

Thank you Chrissie, if I were flying my flag today I'd put it at half mast in mourning for our country. You are loved.

Posted by: Jack at July 4, 2009 11:17 AM

Another great holiday post Chrissie. May America reverse course soon and go back to the traditional values and limited government that made her great.

Posted by: TomR at July 4, 2009 12:19 PM

Thank Chrissie. Martina singing that song will can bring tears to your eyes.

Posted by: BobF at July 4, 2009 02:07 PM


Thank you so much for being a part of my life and this blog.

Posted by: Wild Thing at July 4, 2009 11:30 PM