Wednesday, July 04, 2012

Happy Independence Day America




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It was on this day in 1776 that 13 little colonies declared their independence from the tyrannical rule of King George III. Even though these little colonies, some 3000 miles across a great ocean from Great Britain had been at war since mid 1775 with their mother country it wasn't until July 4th 1776 that they actually declared themselves as a free and independent state. That war that began in 1775 was to continue until late 1882 and the official treaty giving the US their independence was not signed until 1783.

The US Constitution was the first such document in human history and was not created until 1787. Most free and many not so free nations have similar documents today to guide the government and protect the rights of the people.

Most citizens of the world have benefited from the independence and the subsequent creation of the Constitution of the United States. It is my belief, along with most of the builders of this country, the signers of the Declaration of Independence and the framers of the Constitution of the United States, that all this was done under the watchful guidance and direction of a loving God. That is one of the many reasons that the motto of the United States is "In God We Trust".

God bless the USA and all free people in the world today.




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11 comments:

SD ~ Dawning Inspiration said...

Lovely!! Happy 4th!

Andy said...

Happy birthday USA!

What Karen Sees said...

Happy 4th!! Our little group of senior missionaries here in NZ are celebrating with a party this Saturday including all American food (fried chicken, apple pie, potato salad, etc.) patriotic songs, flags, etc. Even though I'm loving NZ, I still miss my home! Love this fireworks shot, and I've enjoyed catching up with your blog.

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

It's always important to remember WHY we delebrate the 4th, Scott.

Sandra said...

perfect photo and oh so beautiful. Happy 4th and Amen to God bless America

erin said...

happy fourth!! it's goin to be a hot one!! i need to learn how to take a good fireworks pic....
erin
xxoo

Hilary said...

Happy 4th to my neighbours to the south!

Gillian Olson said...

Great picture and very appropriate for the day, happy 4th of July.

Stephanie said...

Happy fourth of July to my American bloggers!

Sandy K. said...

Happy 4th! There appear to be quite a few patriotic posts tonight, as their should be! Thank you for visiting and leaving a comment about my friendly deer. What a great county we live in, eh?:)

Laura Delegal - Leroy Photography said...

I completely agree! Amen!

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