Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Independence Day 2008

“Let the American youth never forget, that they possess a noble inheritance, bought by the toils, and sufferings, and blood of their ancestors.”

-Joseph Story

People in general seem to be very forgetful, so the repeating of the above quote and others like it should not be seen as a dull repetition, but as a necessary reminder.

"Liberty must at all hazards be supported. We have a right to it, derived from our Maker. But if we had not, our fathers have earned and bought it for us, at the expense of their ease, their estates, their pleasure, and their blood."
-John Adams

We spent our 4th of July in Nebraska’s Capitol, attending a celebration that included the recitation of the Declaration of Independence , a speech, and a dramatic presentation of the poem “Rodney’s Ride”. We got home late and crabby, but it was a day well spent.

Daughters of the Revolution
Celebrating Liberty in Lincoln, Nebraska

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