God bless through unity, that the people of the United States of America–the symbol that our flag stands for; and all obligations that go along with protecting our freedom: that we will never perish!!

A prayer and a moment of silence…



O beautiful for spacious skies,
For amber waves of grain,
For purple mountain majesties
Above the fruited plain!
America! America!
God shed His grace on thee
And crown thy good with brotherhood
From sea to shining sea!


O beautiful for pilgrim feet,
Whose stern, impassioned stress
A thoroughfare for freedom beat
Across the wilderness!
America! America!
God mend thine every flaw,
Confirm thy soul in self-control,
Thy liberty in law!


O beautiful for heroes proved
In liberating strife,
Who more than self their country loved
And mercy more than life!
America! America!
May God thy gold refine,
Till all success be nobleness,
And every gain divine!


O beautiful for patriot dream
That sees beyond the years
Thine alabaster cities gleam
Undimmed by human tears!
America! America!
God shed His grace on thee
And crown thy good with brotherhood
From sea to shining sea!


Happy Fourth of July  !  !  ! 


In order to honor those that keep our flag flying high, there is a lot of responsibility that goes along with keeping freedom ringing in each and every American’s life! It does not come on a platter. You cannot run from those who wish to despise those who kept it flying so many years–our forefathers, our veterans, those who believe in the privilege of the right to freedom. Every American is so special–every second, minute and hour. Keep the flag for what it stands for. . .Be proud to be an American! The legacy lives on and on. . .

A Brief History:
Origination: Independence Day is a day dedicated to celebrate the beginning of the United States of America. The holiday marks the day that in 1776, the Second Continental Congress unanimously adopted the document of the Declaration of Independence, which signaled the official separation of Colonial America from Great Britain amid the onset of the Revolutionary War.

Evolution:  On July 4, 1776, the Second Continental Congress unanimously adopted the Declaration of Independence, announcing the colonies’ separation from Great Britain.

Traditions: The number one tradition of the 4th is fireworks and going to a display. Also flag worship, family reunions, parades, barbecues, carnivals, fairs, picnics, concerts, baseball games, hot dogs, apple pie, political speeches & ceremonies, celebration of the history, government, and original traditions of the United States.

Importance: Our forefathers were the ones who struggled for our country and sacrificed their lives, in order to establish a country so free as the United States of America. The flag was designed to represent that freedom, and later the Statue of Liberty also was delivered by France to represent this free land we live in. Our Independence day is of great importance to us all. As it is also a day when we can remember those who died for the country.

Contract with the Fellow American: The Declaration of Independence was a simple version of a contract with the fellow American, creating the clause in writing that “all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness” The contract was not replaced with, but endowed with the later creation of the United States Constitution. These elements, along with all fifty states’ constitutions are exactly what makes this country the free country it is.

A Few Facts:
I am sharing a few facts, and more, some trivia, some not trivial. . .

  • The Declaration of Independence was the first formal document that was ever adopted by a nation’s people asserting the right to choose their own government.
  • The Congress formally adopted the document known as the Declaration of Independence that was largely written by Thomas Jefferson, who eventually became our second President.
  • The Declaration of Independence that was adopted in Philadelphia on July 4, 1776, a date known as Independence Day” or for short “The 4th of July”. It is celebrated in honor of the birth of American independence.
  • Independence Day is a federal holiday. It became a holiday when Congress passed the law making it a federal holiday on June 28, 1870. when the day falls on a Saturday or Sunday, It is celebrated the  weekday closest to the proximity. This year, being on a Sunday, it is celebrated tomorrow on Monday, July 5, meaning federal offices will also be closed that day as well. When it is any federal holiday, states are urged to follow federal law.
  • More. . .

The Present:
We have made it through some tough times dealing with COVID-19. Our present leadership has failed us dramatically, because of the fact that it is easier to have teeth pulled at the dentist than to get the truth. The media is even worse with illegitimate “fact-checks”, lies…and the like. The United States and the whole world have been hurt by superpower political agendas worldwide. I mean really hurt. People have died, and families are tarnished. Our country and the whole world deserve the truth, whether it’s pandemic, keeping a secret agenda or the like. Truth is the government has failed us, any party. The hurt that has transpired is not corrected through partisan means. I have good news, a Higher Power will get us through all that happens. Someone told me that I was going to cry at the election results. The truth is, the same persons who said these are crying, and all the time. People will let you down, but there is hope in your Higher Power. A power greater than an earthly one. With the unity of all people having a Higher Power, there is hope. . .

The Future:
We need  to preserve the foundation of the United States. Without a solid foundation, our country is doomed to exist with the freedoms we enjoy. Don’t take anything for granted. Love our children! I challenge each and every parent to suggest that their children get an A+ grade on the high school social studies course known as “The Constitution”. If I can do it, anyone can! Make sure that the course remains in the curriculum of all high school in order to graduate, and that the course is never replaced with any other course. Be active in your children’s curriculum and pay good attention to their studies. Attend school meetings, formerly known as parent teacher conference meetings. Our children are our future! Be there to assist your child through and help them get a good grade in this really important course. We will NEVER, ever forget the freedom for which the flag and the Statue of Liberty stands for!

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Photos from the Oak Forest, IL display on July 4, 2019 – originally posted: JULY 4, 2020: Happy Fourth of July to All! © 2020 Versatileer
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Happy Independence Day!!

One thought on “Happy Independence Day 2021

  1. Happy fourth of July!! I hope everyone had an amazing day. Thank you to all that fought for our freedom and continue to protect our country!

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