Independence Day

Independence Day, commonly known as the Fourth of July or July Fourth, is a federal holiday in the United States commemorating the adoption of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776, declaring independence from Great Britain.

The greatest gifts you can give your children are the roots of responsibility and the wings of independence. – Denis Waitley

True individual freedom cannot exist without economic security and independence. People who are hungry and out of a job are the stuff of which dictatorships are made. – Franklin D. Roosevelt

The four cornerstones of character on which the structure of this nation was built are: Initiative, Imagination, Individuality and Independence. – Eddie Rickenbacker

There is no dignity quite so impressive, and no one independence quite so important, as living within your means. – Calvin Coolidge

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  42 comments for “Independence Day

  1. July 4, 2015 at 2:04 am

    Happy Independence Day, Sandee! xoxo πŸ™‚

    • July 4, 2015 at 7:43 am

      You too Barb. Scritches to the babies. πŸ™‚

  2. July 4, 2015 at 2:07 am

    Hi Sandee, very beautiful and meaningful quotes. Happy Independence Day!

    • July 4, 2015 at 7:43 am

      Thank you Nancy. Thanks for sharing all the great food on your trip to Hong Kong. πŸ™‚

  3. July 4, 2015 at 2:41 am

    Nice quotes that offer something to think about. Love your new sidebar widgets, although it sure is hot where you live. It will never be that hot here.

    • July 4, 2015 at 7:44 am

      Thanks Rhonda on the mention of the quotes and the sidebar widgets. πŸ™‚

  4. Ann
    July 4, 2015 at 3:02 am

    Great quotes Sandee. Perfect for today. Have a happy 4th

    • July 4, 2015 at 7:44 am

      They are indeed Ann. Thank you and you have a happy 4th too. πŸ™‚

  5. July 4, 2015 at 3:13 am

    True wisdom. Happy Independence Day to you, Zane, and Lil Bit.

    Big hugs from both of us, honey…

    • July 4, 2015 at 7:45 am

      Yes it is honey. Happy Independence Day to you, MM and the babies. πŸ™‚

  6. July 4, 2015 at 3:51 am

    Those are points to ponder! Happy 4th of July to you!

    • July 4, 2015 at 7:45 am

      They are indeed. Happy 4th to you and yours. πŸ™‚

  7. July 4, 2015 at 5:04 am

    Happy Independence Day Sandee. Enjoy your day with food & drinks & friends. See ya.

    Cruisin Paul

    • July 4, 2015 at 7:45 am

      Thank you my friend. I loved your post today. πŸ™‚

  8. July 4, 2015 at 5:32 am

    Happy 4th of July to you Sandee. Those quotes are terrific.It is fun reading them. Sandee, you and Zane and Little Bit have a terrific day.

    • July 4, 2015 at 7:46 am

      Thank you Marg. Tons of scritches to all your babies. Happy 4th my friend. πŸ™‚

  9. July 4, 2015 at 5:48 am

    I really like the one about the children getting roots.
    Hoping this comment posts xoxo

    d(

    • July 4, 2015 at 7:46 am

      This comment worked. I'm sorry you're having such a hard time leaving a comment on my blog. πŸ™‚

  10. July 4, 2015 at 6:07 am

    Great quotes for a great holiday.

    • July 4, 2015 at 7:46 am

      Indeed they are Jean. πŸ™‚

  11. July 4, 2015 at 6:59 am

    Nice quotes Sandee, Have a tanfabulous Independence Day over there :-h

    • July 4, 2015 at 7:47 am

      Thank you Steve. πŸ™‚

  12. July 4, 2015 at 7:19 am

    Send the last one to your congresscritter.

    • July 4, 2015 at 7:47 am

      Yep, I thought about that. Yes indeed. πŸ™‚

  13. July 4, 2015 at 10:19 am

    Happy Independence Day!

    • July 4, 2015 at 11:34 am

      Thank you my friend. πŸ™‚

  14. July 4, 2015 at 11:04 am

    I love them all but I think that this one is my fave "The four cornerstones of character on which the structure of this nation was built are: Initiative, Imagination, Individuality and Independence. – Eddie Rickenbacker"

    Have a happy and safe 4th!!

    • July 4, 2015 at 11:35 am

      With those four attributes you're unstoppable.

      You have a happy and safe 4th too. πŸ™‚

  15. July 4, 2015 at 11:38 am

    Have a Happy Independence Day, Sandee! Here in Canada we celebrated ours on July 1st. Hope your weekend goes well. πŸ™‚

    • July 4, 2015 at 11:45 am

      I hope you had a wonderful Canada Day. πŸ™‚

  16. July 4, 2015 at 12:15 pm

    Happy 4th of July! <3

    • July 4, 2015 at 12:33 pm

      Thanks Lauren. Scritches to the babies. πŸ™‚

  17. July 4, 2015 at 1:38 pm

    That last one should be tattooed on the forehead of every member of Congress!

    Happy Independence Day!

    • July 4, 2015 at 1:58 pm

      Amen to that, amen to that. πŸ™‚

  18. July 4, 2015 at 2:32 pm

    My girls grew up knowing the meaning of the day. Happy Independence Day to you and yours from me and mine.

    • July 4, 2015 at 3:54 pm

      I grew up that way, you grew up that way, your girls grew up that way and their kids will grow up that way. Excellent. πŸ™‚

  19. July 4, 2015 at 4:34 pm

    Have a nice day πŸ™‚
    wags from Laika & Vaks

    • July 4, 2015 at 4:57 pm

      You have a nice day too. Scritches to the pups. πŸ™‚

  20. July 5, 2015 at 2:08 pm

    Dear Sandee, All very true. I think this needs to be expressed once again so that all might know these cornerstones. xoxo Catherine

    • July 5, 2015 at 4:40 pm

      It seems many have lost their way indeed Catherine. πŸ™‚

  21. July 6, 2015 at 2:44 pm

    An awful lot of people don't seem to be living within their means any more.

    • July 6, 2015 at 3:16 pm

      We are Binky, we are. πŸ™‚

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