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Independence Day

I love love love the 4th of July.

I love trying to find ways to explain to the girls how lucky we are to have been born in such a great country. It's hard to understand, when you're little, that so many of the things we take for granted aren't inherently given to people who live in other places.

Here's our day....in pictures and quotes (both of which make me tear up when I read/see them.....don't know why!):



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Those who deny freedom to others deserve it not for themselves. ~Abraham Lincoln


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“Patriotism is like charity — it begins at home. ”
~ James Henry



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You cannot be saved by the valor and devotion of your ancestors. To each generation comes its patriotic duty, and upon willingness to sacrifice and endure, as those before you have sacrificed and endured, rests the national hope. ~Thomas Paine

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You have to love a nation that celebrates its independence every July 4, not with a parade of guns, tanks, and soldiers who file by the White House in a show of strength and muscle, but with family picnics where kids throw Frisbees... ~Erma Bombeck


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If our country is worth dying for in time of war, let us resolve that it is truly worth living for in time of peace. ~Hamilton Fish


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There is nothing wrong with America that cannot be cured by what is right with America. ~William J. Clinton


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and last but not least!: :o)

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

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