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{July 4, 2013}   Happy 4th of July!

Happy 4th of July!

I hope that everyone is enjoying the day, whether you are working it or not, and remember while you are having fun that the reason you are free to have that fun is because of the ones who fought for your freedom!

A very special 4th of July to all those who have fought and are currently fighting for our freedom and thank you so much! I am very proud to say I have two nephew-in-laws(yes, I made up that term) who are in the Marines! 🙂

What plans do all my friends, family, and fellow bloggers have for today? Me and my husband are just being lazy and enjoying time at home with each other. No outside heat and fireworks for us…other than the ones on TV.  Neither of us feels like enduring the crowds at our local zoo 4th of July event this year!

Again, I wish everyone a great day…Thank you once again to all those who have served and are currently serving….and this includes not only those in Armed Forces, but those in the Police Force, Fire fighters, EMC, etc.! Be back tomorrow for 5QF!

{July 4, 2011}   Happy Fourth of July!

Back in May, we had Memorial Day and I did a post about how it was a day of Remembrance, NOT Celebration. Now here it is the 4th of July, a day of Celebration BECAUSE of the people who we remember on Memorial Day.

The Fourth of July IS a day where you can have parties, spend time with your family and enjoy your FREEDOM. That doesn’t mean that you should ever forget the ones who died for your freedom and the ones who are still off fighting right at this moment, but today is a day that you CAN celebrate.

You have to love a nation that celebrates its independence every July 4, not with a parade of guns, tanks, and soldiers who file by the White House in a show of strength and muscle, but with family picnics where kids throw Frisbees, the potato salad gets iffy, and the flies die from happiness.  You may think you have overeaten, but it is patriotism.  ~Erma Bombeck

So to all those watching fireworks today, eating BBQ, or just staying home with the family and watching celebrations on TV, I hope you have a happy 4th of July!

To all those still over seas fighting, thank you so much for your sacrifices and giving us this day to celebrate. To the families of the ones over seas fighting, Thank YOU too for allowing your loved ones to serve our country and I pray that they will return home safe to you as soon as possible. A special shout-out to my niece Lydia: I am so proud to say that I have a niece married to a Marine and I am so thankful each and every day that he is out there doing something that so many aren’t able to do or aren’t brave enough to do. I pray each and every day for his safe return to you and you and him are always in my thoughts and prayers.

And I’m proud to be an American,
where at least I know I’m free.
And I won’t forget the men who died,
who gave that right to me.
~Lee Greenwood

Freedom is never free.  ~Author Unknown

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