Happy 4th July 2015

Three Day Quote Challenge flies by Jane Basil. I love the music of the person you quoted today, Jim Morrison. When Mark was in France he visited his grave. Thanks so much for inviting me to participate.

For the challenge, the rules are:
I – Post your favorite quotes or your own quotes for three (3) posts in a row.
II – Thank the person who nominated you.
III – Pass it on to three (3) other bloggers per quote, each time you post them.
IIIb – Or pass it to nine (9) bloggers if you choose to post all the quotes together, in the same post.

My invitation to participate in the challenge goes to Greg, Rachael Ritchey and Wild Daffodil.

Martha and I have had a lot of fun showing off our family for two days. The national holiday tomorrow lends itself to quote one of Martha’s and my heroes, Thomas Jefferson.

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We celebrate American Independence Day on the Fourth of July every year. It matters not that the date the draft was completed was the 2nd of July. The handwritten copy was signed and dated the 4th of July. That was the day the nation celebrated our independence. Thomas Jefferson’s and John Adams’ deaths on July 4, 1826 may have made the 4th more important. In 1870 Congress declared July 4th to be a national holiday. In 1939 and 1941 further legislation about national holiday was passed.

Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other. – John Adams – See more at: US History Quotes About God and the Bible

[The Fourth of July] ought to be commemorated as the day of deliverance by solemn acts of devotion to God Almighty. – John Adams – See more at: http://www.usachristianministries.com/us-history-quotes-about-god-and-the-bible/#sthash.S27HLPxX.dpuf

Dwight D. Eisenhower – President of the United States of America “Without God there could be no American form of government, nor an American way of life. Recognition of the Supreme Being is the first, the most basic, expression of Americanism. Thus, the founding fathers of America saw it, and thus with God’s help, it will continue to be.” – Dwight D. Eisenhower – See more at: http://www.usachristianministries.com/us-history-quotes-about-god-and-the-bible/#sthash.S27HLPxX.dpuf

Of the many influences that have shaped the United States into a distinctive nation and people, none may be said to be more fundamental and enduring than the Bible. – Ronald Reagan – See more at: http://www.usachristianministries.com/us-history-quotes-about-god-and-the-bible/#sthash.S27HLPxX.dpuf

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3 thoughts on “Happy 4th July 2015

  1. These are very apt – and interesting – quotes for the eve of the 4th of July. Being English, I know very little about the American constitution, or, indeed, your Presidents. I’m going to have to check out all those links to learn more.
    Thanks for accepting my invitation to take part in the 3 Quotes challenge, You’ve taught me something.

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  2. Many thanks Meredith for thinking of me. I’m a bit tied up with all sorts of things at the moment and so it might be a bit unrealistic for me to accept. I’m going to have to (dis)gracefully decline! So sorry to be a party-pooper!

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