Posted by Mona Risk | 12:18 AM | 13 comments »

Today we celebrate and enjoy our freedom.

Today our houses display the American flag.
Today we count our blessings as Americans.
Today we proudly sing God Bless America...

Today we relax and have fun with our families
Today we admire the beautiful scenery of the ocean, or the mountains, or the cities...

Whether our ancestors came two hundred years ago, or whether we are a first generation of Americans and pioneers, we should list our accomplishments with satisfaction and pride.
Every time I travel I enjoy discovering new countries and new cultures, but I can’t help feeling relieved and relaxed when I return home, and I always say God Bless America, my home, sweet home.

I invited several relatives and friends for a lunch on the beach. We will have a swim in the afternoon. At night we will watch the city fireworks on the ocean.

And here are a few famous quotes:

Those who expect to reap the blessings of freedom, must, like men, undergo the fatigue of supporting it. ~Thomas Paine

This nation will remain the land of the free only so long as it is the home of the brave. ~Elmer Davis
Liberty is always dangerous, but it is the safest thing we have. ~Harry Emerson Fosdick
Let freedom never perish in your hands. ~Joseph Addison


  1. Sherry Gloag // July 4, 2012 at 6:41 AM  

    Have a wonderful day :-)

  2. Mona Risk // July 4, 2012 at 10:22 AM  
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  3. Mona Risk // July 4, 2012 at 10:23 AM  

    Thank you Sherry. You too.

  4. Celia Yeary // July 4, 2012 at 10:44 AM  

    And happy 4th to you and your family and friends, Mona.
    You couldn't have chose better quotes than these. Thanks for the reminder and the great photos.

  5. Beth Trissel // July 4, 2012 at 10:45 AM  

    Super post! Happy 4th to you Mona and to all.

  6. StephB // July 4, 2012 at 12:14 PM  

    Great quotes Mona. My favorite has always been the NH State Motto: Live Free or Die.

    Happy 4th to All. Enjoy America's blog.

  7. Maggie Toussaint // July 4, 2012 at 4:22 PM  

    Happy 4th of July to you, Mona. I've enjoyed seeing the brightly colored American flags flying all over our small town. We are having a bit of a breeze, so the flags are fully extended and flapping in the breeze.

    I'm looking forward to the fireworks tonight.

  8. Mary Marvella // July 4, 2012 at 6:09 PM  

    AWESOME, Mona! Thanks! I still tear with I hear "America the Beautiful","God Bess America",and "The Star Spangled Banner"! "I'm Proud to Be an American" ranks up there, too.

  9. Mary Ricksen // July 4, 2012 at 8:16 PM  

    Happy 4th to everyone!!

  10. Josie // July 5, 2012 at 1:16 PM  

    Beautiful, Mona. Patriotic and inspiring.

  11. Patrice // July 5, 2012 at 7:42 PM  

    It was a wonderful day to celebrate this beautiful country and world we live in. Thanks Mona for the photos.

  12. Mona Risk // July 5, 2012 at 9:05 PM  

    I hope you all had a wonderful 4th of July. I did.

  13. Scarlet Pumpernickel // July 7, 2012 at 2:50 AM  

    Mona, beautiful pictures! I watched the fireworks from NYC, beautiful and the music was amazing.