Posts tagged " Fourth of July "

Please Don’t Tout Independence Day

July 9th, 2018 Posted by On Our Mind No Comment yet

How fortunate we are that the celebration of the United States’ founding became best known as the Fourth of July rather than Independence Day. That name has kept the holiday from being moved to a convenient Monday such as has happened to President’s Day which morphed from George Washington’s birthday partially so that it could not be tied to a specific date.

At a time when the founding principles of this country are largely forgotten and/or under assault, it is a soothing balm that the Fourth of July still reigns rather than being a day off (largely for government employees) positioned to make it most convenient for vacationing rather than for honoring.

Wishing us all a wonderful 4th of July

July 3rd, 2018 Posted by On Our Mind No Comment yet

Here are two presidential quotes to enjoy during this week of the Fourth of July:

“I like to see a man proud of the place in which he lives. I like to see a man live so that his place will be proud of him.”
Abraham Lincoln

“In the truest sense, freedom cannot be bestowed; it must be achieved.”
Franklin D. Roosevelt

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