“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



However you celebrate your July 4th . . .





 on the water. . .










 Just Chillin’. . .










 camping. . .




 or enjoying a quiet day . . .















. . .remember those who fought for our freedom.




 Long May She Wave.



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10 responses to “Patriotism

  1. Absolutely! Bless our troops and our fallen soldiers, and Bless the Wonderful Land in which we live. America is the Beautiful!

  2. Great lady…great quote!

  3. Lovely, patriotic post. God Bless America and God bless our troops that sacrifice to keep us safe.

  4. Oh, I love to see our flag flying. Great post!
    Happy 4th of July! ~ Sarah

  5. What a great sentiment. Lovely post. Happy 4th!

  6. i love your photos! and the quote makes me grin.:p

  7. May God Bless America and all our troops as they strive to protect our freedoms!
    Happy 4th!

  8. Great post! Happy 4th of July and God Bless all of our troops who are out giving us the freedom we take for granted!

  9. Such a great collection of flag photos….I wish I’d thought of doing that! Its really impressive, especially the fact that you captured a torn & tattered one, too.

    Loved your weather vanes & your shell post with the blue glasses, too. I should get some but storage of stemware is at a premium.

    Have a Happy 4th of July!
    The Gazebo House