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Life IS history in the making. Every word we say, everything we do becomes history the moment it is said or done. Life void of memories leaves nothing but emptiness. For those who might consider history boring, think again: It is who we are, what we do and why we are here. We are certainly individuals in our thoughts and deeds but we all germinated from seeds planted long, long ago.

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Destination FREEDOM!


The voice of America resounded in jubilation after the signing of The Declaration of Independence!

July 8, 1776, The Liberty Bell: A Symbol of Freedom

Liberty continues to herald freedom in honor of all who have sacrificed, are sacrificing today, or will sacrifice in the future for America.

Concluding Thoughts…

What is it about our flag
Old Glory, Red, White, and Blue
That symbolizes freedom
In a country, tried and true?

From then…

It was July fourth and democracy was born
America became the land of the free
Battles won solidified the home of the brave

Thousands of lives, both young and old
Will long be remembered and revered
As they lie silent in the grave

But silence is not what was heard
Throughout this nation and the world
It was a bell chiming that roared

The lasting rights and freedoms
Valued by people the world over
Throughout America soared

'Til now…

For us, gratitude resounds with tremendous joy
As family and friends gather around
Paying homage to all who sacrificed and died

From the shores of Normandy
To America’s Liberty Bell Center
Freedom rings with immense pride

Let us never forget…

Each year as flag after flag is raised and praised
Oh say, does that Star-Spangled Banner yet wave
O’er the land of the free and home of the brave!

©2012 Awakenings
Sharla Lee Shults

America Fought, America WON!

“People will not look forward to posterity who never look backward to their ancestors.”
—Edmund Burke (1729–1797)