Happy4July-2014

 

                   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 Arthur, Schmarther.  CELEBRATE !!


 

“I am apt to believe that it 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 Devotions to God Almighty. It ought to 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 foreward forever mre. 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 Declaratoin, 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, July 2, 1776, in letter to his wife Abigail


 

July 3rd Esplanade Audience

Doc Rutstein, of Braintree, Mass., sings along to the national anthem during a concert at the Hatch Shell on the Esplanade in Boston, Thursday, July 3, 2014. The annual Boston Pops Fourth of July concert was moved up a day because of potential heavy rain ahead of Hurricane Arthur. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)


 

“The preservation of the sacred fire of liberty and the destiny of the republican model of government are justly considered… deeply… finally, staked on the experiment entrusted to the hands of the American people.”– George Washington, American commander-in-chief of rebel armies in the Revolutionary War, and subsequently first President of the United States of America


 

7/3/14  Esplanade Audience with Sailor and Flag

Petty Officer 1st Class Jason Thompson, right, of Detroit, and Megan Schinker, 13, of Stow, Ohio, watch a reading by Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick during a concert at the Hatch Shell on the Esplanade in Boston, Thursday, July 3, 2014. The annual Boston Pops Fourth of July concert was moved up a day because of potential heavy rain ahead of Hurricane Arthur. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

“America was not built on fear. America was built on courage, on imagination and an unbeatable determination to do the job at hand.”  – Harry S Truman, US President, World War I veteran


 

Patriotism can be good or bad. Knee-jerk patriotism can be very bad. I’m patriotic almost to the point of self-consciousness, but I love my country the way I love a friend or a child who I would correct if she was going the wrong way. Who I expect the very best from. – Emmylou Harris


 

“Remember, remember always, that all of us, and you and I especially, are descended from immigrants and revolutionists.” – Franklin Delano Roosevelt, US President

 

 


7/3/14 Boat watching Fireworks

Fireworks illuminate the water on the Charles River in Boston, Thursday, July 3, 2014. The annual Boston Pops Fourth of July concert and fireworks show was moved up a day because of potential heavy rain ahead of Hurricane Arthur. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

 

“Everything that is really great and inspiring is created by the individual who can labor in freedom.” – Albert Einstein,  US Citizen, Immigrant, Refugee from Nazi Germany, Scientist 


 

“The love of liberty is the love of others; the love of power is the love of ourselves.” – William Hazlitt


This, then, is the state of the union: free and restless, growing and full of hope. So it was in the beginning. So it shall always be, while God is willing, and we are strong enough to keep the faith.”
Lyndon B. Johnson, US President

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

July 4 - God Bless America Image

 

 

 

 

 

 

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