Friday, July 1, 2011

Our Country Forever - Postcard Friendship Friday #70

NOTE: You don't have to stick to the theme I choose each Friday. Just put up the postcards you love and tell us why you like them! Have fun everyone!


Living in the United States, it is sometimes hard to fathom there are people who live in places where they are not allowed the freedoms to which I am accustomed.    Where I live, we celebrate our rare Freedom with a parade, waterfront park activities such as live music and two nights of fireworks.  Once known as Decoration Day, the Fourth of July is a major American Holiday.

This week our town's newspaper printed the Declaration of Independence, which took up one whole page.  I read through the entire thing.  I haven't read it through since I was in school.  What an incredible document.

The Declaration of Independence is a justification of the American Revolution, citing grievances against King George III.   It is also a landmark philosophical statement, drawing on the writings of philosophers John Locke and Jean Jacques Rousseau.   It affirms all people are creatures of God, with certain natural rights, or liberties, which cannot be violated.

This Declaration and the American Revolution have since inspired freedom-seekers the around the world. I am so grateful to have been born in America, where the rights of all citizens are upheld.  

I hope we never take our freedom for granted.

* Don't forget to visit Gemma at Greyscale Territory for Weekend Mailbox!

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15 comments:

Snap said...

Would you believe, I don't own a 4th of July postcard?!!! So, it's back to the Memento box! Wonderful card, Beth. Have a wonderful holiday weekend and celebrate!

♥♥ Willa ♥♥ said...

Happy Fourth of July!!! Back in my home country, we celebrate Filipino-American Friendship day on the same date. :)

MamaGirl said...

Willa is right, we have the 4th of July as the Fil-Am friendship day. i wonder if it's still the same these nowadays.

Happy holiday!

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Paula said...

Happy Friday, Beth! Indeed, we are most fortunate to live in such a beautiful country that of which affords us such freedoms. To you, my friend, I wish a blissful 4th of July weekend! May it SPARKLE!

Sheila @ A Postcard a Day said...

I'm in France at the moment but I'll be back in the UK by the 4th. there's a chance that I'll hear some people celebrating Independence Day in the neighbourhood. I know we do have a few people far from their native land. :)

Heather said...

my best wishes to all your readers and PFF participants who are celebrating holidays this week.

Dorincard said...

Happy Fourth, and let's go forth! :)

Dorincard said...

I have many American-themed postcards printed in Italy, China...Is it costing us too much?...
Nice flag postcard!

Hazelicious929 said...

This is a beautiful card. Happy 4th of July. The date is always memorable for me since I came here in the united States. My Postcard Friendship Friday ENTRY is up. Thanks!

Lainy said...

Lovely card. My first time to join PFF.

May you have a fab Friday!

lostforwords101 said...

My boyfriend who is a former marine really liked this postcard. Happy weekend.

Clarissa said...

Happy Fourth of July!

Postcard Journeys said...

It's one beautiful postcard! Happy 4th of July to you!

Patty said...

Very nice, Happy 4th. to you and family.

www.dakotaboo.com said...

Lovely cards everyone. Apologies for being late this week but it's been mad at work. I'll try and find some time this evening to get around to looking at everyone's posts in more detail.