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Saturday, July 3, 2010

Have a Happy Fourth of July!

As the nation gears up to celebrate Independence Day, also known as the Fourth of July, to celebrate the Second Continental Congress' adoption of the Declaration of Indpendence, voted in on July 4, 1776, I leave you with some pictures of Le Beau Paon dressed up for the occasion, and a small quote from Thomas Paine's Common Sense, first published anonymously in January 1776. Common Sense was a call to arms, an unabashed argument for war and a call for American Independence, something that had never been so boldly said in print before.

"Why is it that we hesitate?... The sun never shined on a cause of greater worth.....for God's  sake, let us come to a final separation......The birthday of a new world is at hand."---Thomas Paine







I'll be linking this with Summer Sundays at The Tablescaper

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7 comments:

Kathy said...

Happy Fourth of July! Excellent quote - I have his little book - wish we had men of that character today leading our Country - Still I believe God is Blessing America with so many people recognizing it's history and the worth of the lives of those who sacrificed for it!
Hope you have a terrific Fourth of July!
God Bless You,
Kathy
Hope to see you Tuesday, July 6 for my new blog Party - Victoria A Return to Loveliness!

Diann @ The Thrifty Groove said...

A very happy 4th of July to you and your family!

Thoughtfully blended hearts said...

Lovin that history lesson...Happy Fourth to you and yours!!! Love your photographs!!!

Tess said...

Happy 4th! Your house looks beautiful with the bunting. Isn't it a great day for revisiting our history?

Cabin and Cottage said...

How festive your home looks! Happy Independence Day! Jacqueline

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Your porch looks beautiful, I love bunting-Happy 4th!

The Tablescaper said...

Your home looks so festive and beautiful!

Thanks so much for being a party of "Summer Sundays".

- The Tablescaper