July 4, 2009
A little American has a Voice and saying HAPPY 4TH OF JULY my friends and my fellow Americans...
From the history channel:
Independence Day in the U.S., is an annual holiday commemorating the formal adoption by the Continental Congress of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776, in Philadelphia. Although the signing of the Declaration was not completed until August, the Fourth of July holiday has been accepted as the official anniversary of U.S. independence and is celebrated in all states and territories of the U.S.
The holiday was first observed in Philadelphia on July 8, 1776, at which time the Declaration of Independence was read aloud, city bells rang, and bands played. It was not declared a legal holiday, however, until 1941. The Fourth is traditionally celebrated publicly with parades and pageants, patriotic speeches, and organized firing of guns and cannons and displays of fireworks; early in the 20th century public concern for a "safe and sane" holiday resulted in restrictions on general use of fireworks. Family picnics and outings are a feature of private Fourth of July celebrations.
Now for me:
I am the 1st American born Grandchild and it rings a pride bell in my heart. This is from my Mother's side of the family. And having been in many countries and even having my family living in Germany I choose America to live and travel in. There is so much beauty here that a life time is just not enough to see it all.
And for Jorge having a father who faught against Castro and then being in his prision while watching his soldiers (he was a Major) being shot down in front of him and escaping to come to this great country with American's open arms and in return he gave America his life with his knowledge in flying and trained our soldiers to fly in the Air Force.
Still in this modern time the beauty of what it means to be American still rings true from young to old. It's something that no one can take from us. Are we a great nation? We are because I feel and live it. We come with the good and we come with the bad. We have heros and we have haters but still we stand before all in the hope that our freedom will ring forever.
As I get ready for my moment of silence my hand will find it's way to my heart in remberance to all those who faught for it so long ago and for those who still fight for it. I wish for other countries the peace that I find within myself knowing that my neighbor would fight for my freedom with out even knowing me and that I would do the same.
And the winning of my rights to say GOD BLESS AMERICA!!
Posted by MrCraftyRVing Sanchez at 5:39 AM