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Let's all remember why...

Posted by
Viewfinder (Bradenton, FL, United States) on 4 July 2010 in Lifestyle & Culture and Portfolio.

It's Sunday, y'all!

And today Americans observe the 4th of July. It is "our" national American holiday. It's the anniversary of the Declaration of Independence, in which the 13 original colonies began their break from British rule.

We who are Am3 Americans would all do well to remember why this date is still so important to us. A wonderful pair of old songs have more than a couple of good things for us to reflect on...

Our fathers' God, to Thee
Author of liberty
To thee we sing.
Long may our land be bright
With freedom's holy light;
Protect us by Thy might,
Great God, our King!

and...

America! America! God shed His grace on thee,
And crown thy good with brotherhood
From sea to shining sea!

Oh, and the pelicans return here tomorrow...

Soli Deo Gloria!

Judy from Brooksville, Florida, United States

Amen! There is a great similarity in our postings today. Happy 4th!

4 Jul 2010 5:02am

Larry Elkins from Bisbee, United States

Interesting treatment. Nice 4th of July shot

4 Jul 2010 5:49am

Tamara from Aarschot, Belgium

Happy 4th to you and yours :)

4 Jul 2010 8:20am

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

Have a Great Day !

4 Jul 2010 10:38am

The MaJor from TM HooD, Iran

have a nice day

4 Jul 2010 10:40am

Lorraine from Gatineau, Canada

Happy 4th my dear Neighbor...have a great day and mini-holiday :)

4 Jul 2010 11:19am

Xerophytes from United Kingdom

Happy 4th!

4 Jul 2010 12:06pm

Jen from Alpharetta, United States

Bravo VF...Happy Indepdence Day

4 Jul 2010 12:27pm

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

Amen. God bless America. Well said. Nice shot. Happy July 4th!

4 Jul 2010 12:43pm

Susan from Fort Lauderdale, FL, US from Fort Lauderdale, FL, United States

Beautiful shot for today........There's still a bit to celebrate here.....independence, in all it's ugly ramifications!!!

4 Jul 2010 1:24pm

Amanda from Jersey City, United States

I like this processing--it reminds me of back in the day when tv programming would sign off at night and the flag would be shown blowing in the wind while they played the Star Spangled Banner!

4 Jul 2010 2:18pm

Stephen Phillips from San Francisco, United States

Magnificent, Glenn - a perfect Birthday Card to our blessed land. Enjoy your holiday.

4 Jul 2010 3:07pm

Dutçh from Chicagoland, United States

Happy 4th!

4 Jul 2010 8:14pm

Cruz from exurbia, United States

We cannot forget!

4 Jul 2010 9:33pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

A very beautiful image!

4 Jul 2010 9:52pm

Nance E from Cary, United States

Happy 4th! Great effect here. Love it! Yes, at this time in life all of we Americans should remember the 'why' more than ever.

5 Jul 2010 12:58am

LauraS from Chico, United States

Love this shot and processing, Glenn. While you are in and out, we'll carry on praying for the Gulf. Be well. And thanks for the reminders of our blessed songs.

6 Jul 2010 2:46am