4th of July 2017

Dear Fellow Journalers,

The following is a reprint of a post I wrote for my craft blog on July 4, 2014. It is still relevant.


On this 4th of July, we pause and remember all the brave Americans who fought and died to make our country free. The following is an excerpt from “George Washington’s Secret Six”:

This book recounts the methods, the bravery, the cunning, the near misses, and the incredible successes of the Culper Ring, which helped to save our nation and shape our future. Most of all, this is a story about ordinary citizens doing extraordinary things, people whose fears and hopes and lives were not much different from our own, and how they changed the course of history. Their humility stopped them from seeking fame or fortune because their love of country sparked their exploits. …This book is written to honor them and the groundwork they laid for our future of freedom.”

Word Ghosts – Freedom

Dear Fellow Journlers,

Word Ghosts have a thing or two to say about freedom:

“Freedom lies in being bold.”  Robert Frost

“He who has overcome his fears will truly be free.”   Aristotle

“….And I’m proud to be an American where at least I know I’m free. And I won’t forget the men who died who gave that right to me.”   Lee Greenwood

Happy 4th of July!

The eagle and flag

‘Til next time,


4th of July

Dear Fellow Journalers,


God Bless America


During this very special and important time, our entire nation comes together with one heart, mind, and voice to celebrate the moment at the start of our country when representatives from the 13 colonies came together and signed the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776 in Philadelphia. For this reason ,the date of the 4th of  July has been called the “Birthday of  our nation.”

     Traditionally, the  day has been marked by song, parades, and fireworks all across our country. Yet, even with such joyful gatherings, our hearts will never forget those who have given their lives that freedom may still be the reality of our existence, and the pride of  our history. Men and women of all ages throughout our history have sacrificed much, from the lowly farmer who took up weapons to defend his land from the British, to the soldier in Iraq today, they all deserve our respect.

God Bless America and  its people.


Happy 4th of July!

‘Til next time,


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