Happy 4th of July: Proud to be an American

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  1. Catgirl

    Catgirl New Member

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    "The true meaning of America, you ask? It's in a Texas rodeo, in a policeman's badge, in the sound of laughing children, in a political rally, in a newspaper.....in all these things, and many more, you'll find America. In all these things, you'll find freedom. And freedom is what America means to the world. And to me." - Audie Murphy

    "America is much more than a geographical fact. It is a political and moral fact - the first community in which men set out in principle to institutionalize freedom, responsible government, and human equality." - Adlai E. Stevenson

    "America did not invent human rights. In a very real sense, it is the other way around. Human rights invented America." - Jimmy Carter

    "There are those who will say that the liberation of humanity, the freedom of man and mind is nothing but a dream. They are right. It is the American dream." - Archibald MacLeish

    "Building a better you is the first step to building a better America." - Zig Ziglar

    "There is nothing wrong with America that the faith, love of freedom, intelligence, and energy of her citizens cannot cure." - Dwight D. Eisenhower

    "America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves." - Abraham Lincoln

    "No man is good enough to govern another man without that other's consent." - Abraham Lincoln

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

    "Government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth." - Abraham Lincoln

    "There is an option still left to the United States of America, that it is in their choice and depends upon their conduct, whether they will be respectable and prosperous or contemptible and miserable as a nation." - George Washington

    "If our country is worth dying for in a time of war let us resolve that it is truly worth living for in time of peace." - Hamilton Fish

    "You have to love a nation that celebrates its independence every July 4th, not with a parade of guns, tanks, and soldiers who file by the White House in a show of strength and muscle, but with family picnics where kids throw Frisbees, the potato salad gets iffy, and the flies die from happiness. You may think you have overeaten, but it is patriotism." - Erma Bombeck

    "This, then, is the state of the union: free and restless, growing and full of hope. So it was in the beginning. So it shall always be while God is willing, and we are strong enough to keep the faith." - Lyndon B. Johnson


    God Bless the USA

    Lee Greenwood's God Bless the USA

    God Bless America

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    Note: I chose the above quotes because I like them, and not due to any particular parties the authors have been/are associated with.

    HAPPY FOURTH OF JULY TO MY BOC FAMILY!!!
     
  2. uttatoo

    uttatoo New Member

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    id give you reps for it but said i have to pass it around first so here you go thank you you for this post:wink:
     

  3. Angelkitty

    Angelkitty New Member

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  5. olefin

    olefin New Member

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    Excellent post Tanya.

     
  6. whisker maniac

    whisker maniac New Member

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    Had to stand and salute ya for that one.

    Good post.
     
  7. Catgirl

    Catgirl New Member

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    [youtubevid]VhSZmPse7AQ[/youtubevid]
     
  8. smitty1963

    smitty1963 New Member

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    OUTSTANDING POST THANKS
     
  9. JERMSQUIRM

    JERMSQUIRM New Member

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    IF EVEN ONE AMERICAN IS NOT WORTH FINDING , THEN WE AS AMERICANS HAVE LOST.

    POW - MIA


    SMITTY. I AGREE WITH YOUR SIGNATURE. MY CONTROL IS FINE.
     
  10. 223reload

    223reload New Member

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    great post ,Tanya .
     
  11. CountryHart

    CountryHart New Member

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    Atta girl hun, nice post.:wink:
     
  12. Pennsylvaniacatchaser

    Pennsylvaniacatchaser Well-Known Member

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    Thanks Tanya! :big_smile: Happy 4rth of July to you! :cool2:
     
  13. brother hilljack

    brother hilljack New Member

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    Hey catgirl, thanks again for another wonderful post.
     
  14. Wabash River Bear

    Wabash River Bear New Member

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    Words to live by.....

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    [FONT=Monotype Corsiva, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]AMERICA[/FONT]
    [FONT=Monotype Corsiva, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]My country, 'tis of Thee Lyrics[/FONT]
    [FONT=Monotype Corsiva, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]by Samuel F. Smith - 1832[/FONT]
    [FONT=Monotype Corsiva, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif][​IMG][/FONT]

    [FONT=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]My country, 'tis of Thee,[/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]Sweet Land of Liberty[/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]Of thee I sing;[/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]Land where my fathers died,[/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]Land of the pilgrims' pride,[/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]From every mountain side[/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]Let Freedom ring.[/FONT]

    [FONT=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]My native country, thee,[/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]Land of the noble free,[/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]Thy name I love;[/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]I love thy rocks and rills,[/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]Thy woods and templed hills,[/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]My heart with rapture thrills[/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]Like that above.[/FONT]

    [FONT=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]Let music swell the breeze,[/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]And ring from all the trees[/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]Sweet Freedom's song;[/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]Let mortal tongues awake;[/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]Let all that breathe partake;[/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]Let rocks their silence break,[/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]The sound prolong.[/FONT]

    [FONT=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]Our fathers' God to Thee,[/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]Author of Liberty,[/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]To thee we sing,[/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]Long may our land be bright[/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]With Freedom's holy light,[/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]Protect us by thy might[/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]Great God, our King.[/FONT]

    [FONT=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]Our glorious Land to-day,[/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]'Neath Education's sway,[/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]Soars upward still.[/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]Its hills of learning fair,[/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]Whose bounties all may share,[/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]behold them everywhere[/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]On vale and hill![/FONT]

    [FONT=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]Thy safeguard, Liberty,[/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]The school shall ever be,[/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]Our Nation's pride![/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]No tyrant hand shall smite,[/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]While with encircling might[/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]All here are taught the Right[/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]With Truth allied.[/FONT]

    [FONT=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]Beneath Heaven's gracious will[/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]The stars of progress still[/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]Our course do sway;[/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]In unity sublime[/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]To broader heights we climb,[/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]Triumphant over Time,[/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]God speeds our way![/FONT]

    [FONT=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]Grand birthright of our sires,[/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]Our altars and our fires[/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]Keep we still pure![/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]Our starry flag unfurled,[/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]The hope of all the world,[/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]In peace and light impearled,[/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]God hold secure![/FONT]
     
  15. Marshall

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    Nice Post Catgirl. I just want to sayI hope everyone has a Happy 4th Of July. Be safe and drive sober. God Bless The U.S.A.!!!
     
  16. Catgirl

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    I've been thinking of creating a 4th of July thread for several days, but am satisfied with this one from last year - so I'll just add another song. :cool2:

    Happy Independence Day 2009!!!

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  17. Jollymon

    Jollymon Well-Known Member

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    TANYA YOU DID GOOD ON THE POST ONCNE AGAIN THANKS :cool2:
     
  18. SGTREDNECK

    SGTREDNECK New Member

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    Thanks for this wonderful post. If we had more Americans like the ones on the BOC, our America would be a better place for all. Today is a Day to remember our fallen Brothers and Sisters. I thank God everyday for the life I am able to lead. But I also thank those who have made it possible for me, to fight for our country. Alot of blood was shed before I was born, before I joined the Army. Freedom isn't free. If I have to give up some of my freedom so our country can remain free, then so be it. Thanks again. SGT Shorey over and out. Happy 4th of July!
     
  19. john catfish young

    john catfish young New Member

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    Tanya, thanks for a great post. Happy 4 th !!!!!!:cool2:
     
  20. 223reload

    223reload New Member

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    Great post,Tanya. Great read for a great day.:cool2: