Let Freedom Ring!

Benjamin Franklin, speaking on this day in 1776 to the signers the Declaration of Independence, said:
“We must all hang together, or assuredly we shall all hang separately.”
Freedom has never been cheap. Those who face down tyranny have always been courageous people. This American Independence Day is a day to take a few moments and reflect on the sacrifices of those who have given all to secure freedom and for those who yet fight for freedom all over the world.

On this day we take to heart the words of President John Adams who once wrote to his wife Abigail saying:
“I am apt to believe that it will be celebrated, by succeeding generations, as the great anniversary festival. It ought to be commemorated, as the Day of Deliverance by solemn acts of devotion to God almighty. It ought to be solemnized with pomp and parade, with games, sports, guns, bells, bonfires and illuminations from one end of this continent to the other, from this time forward, forever more.”
This American will celebrate the day with family. How will you celebrate your freedom today? If you are a free person you might want to celebrate even if you are not an American. And if you are not free today we stand with you praying for your freedom.


  1. I stand in agreement for those who don't have freedom. I'm so thankful to live here in the US, warts and all. there's no place I would rather be.
    How are we spending the day?
    First church then a BBQ at our home with family and friends. Hopefully with a few fireworks thrown in for good measure. Temps going at 100 degrees so its in the shade and plenty of ice tea and watermellon.
    Enjoy your day in your new home too.

  2. We will gather with grateful hearts in fellowship and worship of our great Creator and Savior, God. Then BBQ and fun with family.

    Happy 4th to you!

  3. Hi Bob. Hope you and yours have a good day of celebration.


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