“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 comments for “Patriotism

  1. June 27, 2010 at 6:40 am

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

  2. June 27, 2010 at 7:15 am

    Great lady…great quote!

  3. June 27, 2010 at 4:59 pm

    Great post.

  4. June 27, 2010 at 8:03 pm

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

  5. June 29, 2010 at 8:23 pm

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

  6. June 30, 2010 at 1:47 am

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

  7. June 30, 2010 at 2:22 am

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

  8. Ro
    June 30, 2010 at 7:56 am

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

  9. June 30, 2010 at 12:44 pm

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

  10. June 30, 2010 at 7:20 pm

    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

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