Monday, July 6, 2009

Red, White and Blue

Nothing is more difficult,
and therefore more precious,
than to be able to decide.
~Napoleon Bonaparte


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

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

There are two freedoms -
the false, where a man
is free to do what he likes;
the true, where he
is free to do what he ought.
~Charles Kingsley

Liberty is always dangerous,
but it is the safest thing we have.
~Harry Emerson Fosdick

We have enjoyed so much freedom
for so long
that we are perhaps
in danger of forgetting
how much blood it cost
to establish the Bill of Rights.
~Felix Frankfurter

It's Patriotic Story Week at I Heart Faces.
I don't know where to start.
Kaish learned the Pledge of Allegiance
when he was just 2.
We love our country.
We try to be thankful for our freedom daily.
We pray for the men and women who serve
in the military during supper each night.

God bless America.

What was your favorite thing
about the 4th of July this year?

31 comments:

He & Me + 3 said...

Loved those pictures. Actress learned the pledge at 2 also. So proud!

Nessa said...

Lovely photos and very pointed quotes. The best part of my 4th was being able to spend it peacefully with family.

Marilyn said...

Beautiful post. I love red white and blue, every day of every year.

Billykidd said...

Awesome quotes! I have the same one from Robert J. McCracken on my post. Great quote. Love your pictures... Love the one of the young man covering his heart.

Adrienne in Ohio said...

Wonderful post full of great photos and thought-provoking quotes. We are so blessed here--what a great country!

My favorite photo has to be the tractor pulling the little red wagon. Too cute!

Gary Rith Pottery Blog said...

Favorite thing? We had an end to 3 weeks of rain!

Momisodes said...

What amazing photos to pair with these inspiring quotes. Well done and such a great reminder.

Hope you had a lovely 4th of July. We had a wonderful time enjoying a much needed sunny day as a family :)

antoinette marie said...

our favorite thing is always the small-town beach we always go to, with the sights, sounds and people....and oh yeah, the fireworks! i can see that like asher, kaish is getting darker by the second this summer too, LOLOLOL! the other little guy is a real cutie pie too! great post missy! blessings...

The Incredible Woody said...

You always have the best quotes to accompany your beautiful photos!!

Busy Bee Suz said...

I love all your pictures and am so happy you are among those who treasure our country.
I love the camaraderie of the holiday...it brings us all together.

~Juanita~ said...

Your photos are awesome and so are the quotes!

The whole blog post is very beautiful. A wonderful reminder of how thankful we should be for the country we have today.

Grandma J said...

Another great post, with beautiful pictures. I pray for our troops daily too, and also the people who will never know what freedom is. We take it for granted in this country, and we shouldn't.

Love you guys a whole bunch.

smiles4u said...

Such great pictures, quotes and thoughts. My most favorite thing was taking my little people to a baseball game along with other family members and just all being together...and then listening to a young women that is in one of the armed forces sing the National Anthem, which always gives me the goose bumps and makes me cry.

Brandi said...

My favorite thing about the fourth was spending it with my family and watching a fireworks display at a local college. It was beautiful and the finale was the best we have ever seen! Kaeden loved every minute of it too!

I love the pictures and the quotes!

Melinda said...

Wow! Great pics and love all the quotes! Looks like you all had a wonderful holiday weekend!

Amy @ Living Locurto said...

Great post! I love the one of them getting pulled behind the tractor in that tiny wagon. hee!

Amanda said...

love the flag shot!!

Liz said...

Great quotes and photos! I hope you had a great 4th!

Noe Noe Girl...A Queen of all Trades. said...

What sweet pictures!

mimi said...

Wonderful and patriotic post! The pictures are perfect...love your daddy driving the tractor!

Deidra said...

Great photos and quotes. This year we had a party, complete with a "Sparkler Conga." Perhaps we've started a new tradition.

April said...

What awesome pictures, Rebeckah! Isn't it wonderful to be an AMERICAN? I'd have to say the best part of my 4th of July was simply enjoying time together with family and friends.

Martha in PA said...

Awesome 4th of July pictorial! I LOVED being back home with family to celebrate a holiday and Mom's birthday.

Our 4th

Sweet Patience said...

This was a beautiful post!

Live.Love.Eat said...

Beautiful shots. Hope you had a wonderful 4th my friend.

Becca said...

What a fantastic post :-) I love the pictures - that second one is STUNNING! love ya! happy fourth :-)

Marla said...

Great pictures and beautiful post.

Christina@ingallslife said...

this is a nice way to show how we all feel. you did a good job. kaishon looks so proud. good job, mama.
ps thanks for visiting

EL at Through My Own Lens said...

Very nice photos! Your flag pic is great!

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jennykate77 said...

Those pictures are AMAZING...just like you! :) I loved that post!