“My thirteen stripes alternating red and white, with a union of thirteen white stars in a field of blue, represented a new constellation, a new nation dedicated to the personal and religious liberty of mankind.
Today fifty stars signal from my union, one for each of the fifty sovereign states in the greatest constitutional republic the world has ever known.
My colors symbolize the patriotic ideals and spiritual qualities of the citizens of my country.”
“My red stripes proclaim the fearless courage and integrity of American men and boys and the self-sacrifice and devotion of American mothers and daughters.
My white stripes stand for liberty and equality for all.
My blue is the blue of heaven, loyalty, and faith.”
Our Stars & Stripes celebration wouldn’t be complete without something sweet on the menu.
I had some left over Funfetti Cupcakes from my nephews’ visit.
I crumbled and layered them in a jar with red & blue frosting~
A great way to use cupcakes slightly past their peak of freshness, moistened and layered with whipped cream, pudding, frosting, or a combination of two or three!
Light a Sparkler and Serve~
Happy Birthday America!
Patriotic Pinwheels, Plates & Napkins / Kohl’s
Tray & Flatware / HomeGoods
Flag Pillow / World Market
However you celebrate, spend a few moments to remember and give thanks for our military men, women, and their families whose sacrifice and service allows us to live in freedom!