Happy Independence Day

bridgefireworks.jpgHappy Independence Day!

This is one of my favorite holidays.  I love fireworks, barbeque, and not having to be anywhere at a specific time.  I love living in the Philadelphia area for this holiday as well…we have Independence Mall, the Liberty Bell, the Constitution Center, and many more wonderful reminders of America’s history. 

Hmmm…maybe I’ll take my lunch on Friday at Independence Mall so that I can hear the reading of the Declaration of Independence. 

I love being an American.  I love our history…the good, the bad, and the ugly, because all of it makes me who I am today.  What I love is that, for the most part, we know a good part of our history.  Sure, there are some things that we’ll never know, but for the most part, we know the breadth of our history.

Today we celebrate our Independence.  I pray that we never forget the many men and women who gave their lives–and continue to this day to give their lives–for our independence.  Take some time to pray for our nation, for our leaders, for our men and women in the armed services.  Take some time to thank God that you have freedom in Him.

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