Posted by: scrabblequeen | July 4, 2007

Independence Day?

Isn’t it funny how we don’t call this Holiday by its name, but rather by its date? And, if you’ve studied your U.S. history, this date isn’t the date when the colonies acheived independence either. That came much later. What it really should be called is Declaration Day, because what really happened on July 4, 1776, was that the Declaration of Independence was signed.

I was tempted to emulate (read steal from) The Yarn Harlot and do a list of what America is about. But that is too difficult. The U. S. is too many different things to many people. So I’ve settled on an audio clip of Red Skelton explaining the Pledge of Allegiance. I hope you can appreciate it as much as I do. I’d also like to take this opportunity to thank all the men and women who are currently serving the U.S. at home and abroad. If not for you all, I fear that much of what this nation is and has been would be lost very soon. Thank you for your willingness to sacrifice your time, your safety, your comfort, and so much more, for the greater good.

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