Friday, July 4, 2008

Happy Birthday, America!

We, on this continent, should never forget that men first crossed the Atlantic not to find soil for their ploughs,
but to secure liberty for their souls.
~Robert J. McCracken
Where liberty dwells, there is my country.
~Benjamin Franklin
All we have of freedom, all we use or know;
This our fathers bought for us long and long ago.
~Rudyard Kipling, The Old Issue, 1899
From every mountainside, Let Freedom ring.
~Samuel F. Smith, "America"
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

Happy 4th of July to you all! And a huge thank you to all the brave men and women who serve our country, and for the sacrifices their families make...
Donna

17 comments:

Edie Marie's Attic said...

Hi Donna!
Great post! Happy 4th to you and yours! Have a safe weekend!
Hugs, Sherry

Dana said...

I LOVED your post cards and all of the wonderful quotes you shared with us. Happy Independence Day to YOU.

Beverly said...

Wonderful post and tribute to our glorious country.

Have a perfect Fourth of July.

~~ATTIC CLUTTER~~ said...

HI Donna
Oh I do love those vintage cards~ what a neat tribute to our nation(:) Happy 4th..!!
big hugs Patty

ceekay said...

You are playing my favorite song! Happy 4th!

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

I love your antique images. I have the same wonderful quote on my blog.

Joy said...

Donna,hope you have a great 4th! Love your vintage graphics!

Pink Icing on the Cake said...

Hi Donna,
I love that song, I had it playing on my blog yesterday. Happy 4th sweetie.

Hugs,
LeAnn :)

Pink Icing on the Cake said...

Hi Donna,
Happy 4th of July, love that Lee Greenwood song, I had it playing on my blog yesterday.

Hugs,
LeAnn:)

Kari & Kijsa said...

Perfect!! Love the old illustrations, and your post says it all!! Thanks for joining in the parade!

Happy Independence Day!
kari & kijsa

Brenda Kula said...

Happy 4th to you too! Ditto for me!
Brenda

Bobbie said...

Happy 4th to you! Love those antique prints!

At Home in the Country said...

Love those old timey pictures! Have a wonderful 4th of July!
~Jill

TattingChic said...

Such beautiful images! Happy 4th of July to you and yours! Hope all is well.

KayEllen said...

Happy fourth of July!
Just stopped by to wave my flag high and say hello:)
Love the old fashion cards you have on your blog post...so charming.

kayellen

Life on Bonnie Lane said...

Love the postcards! Love the Lee Greenwood song too. Two friends of mine were near LA at a convention during 9/11, and that same week after all the tragedy, they actually had Lee Greenwood sing at the convention. I don't think the song ever had so much meaning as it did in the days following 9/11. My friends were certainly moved and he brought the house down.

Kady

Mary Isabella said...

I love the beautiful old graphics you shared with us. I hope your weekend was wonderful. Have a fun filled week ...Mary