Saturday, July 04, 2009

Happy 4th. of July
We're having a family get together to not only celebrate the 4th. but to also celebrate Angela's birthday which was June 1st, Father's Day - June 21st., Melissa's birthday - June 27th. and Melinda's birthday which will be tomorrow the 5th. Found this poem:
The Fourth of July
by Bob Balliet
It’s time again to fly our flag,
With much respect and pride;
It is our country’s birthday,
This 4th day of July!

As we enjoy the fireworks,
The picnics and parades;
Let us reflect on all the things
That make our country great:

Is it those ‘rights’ we cherish,
The freedoms we enjoy;
Equality in law - that’s guaranteed
To every girl and boy?

The answer’s YES for most of us –
Not all – of that I’m sure!
For many in our country still
Much suffering they endure.

The many that are hated,
Because they “don’t fit in”;
‘cause they have different customs,
or for the color of their skin.

Yet, we are all Americans,
From every walk of life;
Claiming equal and fair treatment –
Protection from all strife.

We’re in this land together,
We’re brothers, sisters, all;
United we’ll attain great goals,
Divided we shall fall!

So, on our country’s birthday,
Let’s pledge, for all to see:
We’ll strive to live together,
In peace and harmony!

Our future will be brighter,
“God bless us”, I do pray.
And, with one voice now let us sing:

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Abe Lincoln said...

Happy 4th of July to you honey. Love you a lot.

Kathleen said...

Happy 4th!!!

Tom said...

Happy Independence Day
Tom and Jane

We wish all of the Lincolns, and Custers a great day...

Twisted Fencepost said...

Happy Independence Day, Patty!
Sounds like you're in for a great one!

mommanator said...

great poem! happy 4th

Jack and Joann said...

Patty, thanks for the condolences. My brother had a beautiful viewing in Versailles on Friday. Jack and I gathered with lots of relatives and friends at St. Remys in Russia for Paul's funeral mass this morning and then there was a 21 gun salute at the graveyard by the Russia Catholic War Veterans. After the funeral lunch we started driving home. We will watch fireworks on TV from our motel room in Zanesville. Happy Fourth to you and Abe!