“The United States is the only country with a known birthday.” ~James G. Blaine
Happy Independence Day
“Liberty is the breath of life to nations.” ~George Bernard Shaw
“We on this continent should never forget that men first crossed the Atlantic not to find soil for their ploughs but to secure liberty for their souls.” -Robert J. McCracken
Also on this day:
Nathaniel Hawthorne was born on July 4, 1804. A novelist and short story writer and the source of lots of great quotes.
Two of my favorite Hawthorne quotes:
“Every individual has a place to fill in the world and is important in some respect whether he chooses to be so or not”.- Nathaniel Hawthorne
“Words – so innocent and powerless as they are, as standing in a dictionary, how potent for good and evil they become in the hands of one who knows how to combine them.” – Nathaniel Hawthorne
And on to another favorite
“To jazz, or not to jazz, there is no question!” – Louis Armstrong
July 4th is also the birthday of Louis Armstrong. He was an incredible musician. Enjoy some of his great jazz music today.
“If you have to ask what jazz is, you’ll never know.” – Louis Armstrong
Be safe and enjoy ~lisa
The Fourth of July, or Independence Day, is a federal holiday that celebrates the adoption of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776. Fireworks, Firework Laws by State, Fireworks Safety, National Mall Celebration, Find Celebrations at National Parks – http://www.usa.gov/Topics/Independence-Day.shtml
“We all do ‘do, re, mi,’ but you have got to find the other notes yourself.” – Louis Armstrong