4th of July

4 07, 2016

Celebrating Independence

By |2016-06-30T11:12:48-05:00July 4th, 2016|Holidays|0 Comments

I hope everyone is busy enjoying a celebration of our nation’s birthday.

Technically, independence was declared on July 2 and the Declaration of Independence wasn’t signed until July 19.

But who cares? Today is the day we traditionally celebrate our freedom.

What a country – baseball, hot dogs, apple pie, and Chevrolet.

Now that I have that peppy jingle embedded in your head enjoy your day whatever way you celebrate. At the same time, let’s keep Ronald Reagan’s words in mind.

Ronald Reagan Quote-4thHappy 4th to all!

And an extra special thank you to all the brave men and women who help maintain our freedom everyday.

4 07, 2014

It’s America’s Happy Birthday!

By |2014-07-04T06:00:43-05:00July 4th, 2014|Holidays|0 Comments

Though it’s not a typical patriotic commercial, this old Chevy commercial is a great depiction of what America means.

A federal holiday in the United States since 1941, July 4th is celebrated with festivities ranging from fireworks, parades and concerts to more casual family gatherings and barbecues.

Did you know the first fireworks were approved on July 4, 1777?

Here in our little corner of the Rio Grande Forest, we’ll be sitting on the porch watching our local fireworks display. While it can’t compete with the Macy’s show—the largest fireworks display in the country—we’ll enjoy every second.

Watch this video of Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks Show 2013 NYC – from Hoboken NJ and you’ll see why most fireworks displays don’t compare.

From all the View from the Front Porch guest bloggers and me

Happy Birthday U.S.A.

Be safe and enjoy your birthday celebrations today…

and as you celebrate, don’t forget to give thanks for the brave men and women in uniform who are serving all of us here and on foreign soil. Pray for their safety as they do their jobs.

4 07, 2013

Happy Birthday, America!

By |2017-06-11T16:54:02-05:00July 4th, 2013|Holidays|2 Comments

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This is one of my favorite family photos of my two grandsons, John (with the flag) and Michael (leading the way).

It also happens to be one of my very talented photographer daughter’s best selling photos.

I think that’s because it represents the freedom born with our great country on the 4th of July.

Like the two young boys running freely down the park path, this country’s constitution grants to each and everyone freedoms not experienced anywhere else in the world.

We can choose our paths, we run or walk.

Our choices.

I hope your family celebrations today will recall the history of this great country and the freedoms we have.

Happy 4th of July!


God Bless America!

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