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...


Edie Marie's Attic said...

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

Anonymous said...

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

Anonymous 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-THINKIN of HOME said...

You are playing my favorite song! Happy 4th!

Decor To Adore said...

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

joyh82 said...

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

Anonymous said...

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

LeAnn :)

Anonymous said...

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


kari and kijsa said...

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

Happy Independence Day!
kari & kijsa

Anonymous said...

Happy 4th to you too! Ditto for me!

B. said...

Happy 4th to you! Love those antique prints!

Jill said...

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

Unknown said...

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

Anonymous 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 charming.


Life on the Edge 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.


Mary Isabella and Kiley too! said...

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