UpBeat Spiritual Living: Celebrate Your Freedom
© 2012 Kebba Buckley Button. World Rights Reserved.
“Yesterday the 4th of July, being the Anniversary of the Independence of the United States of America, was celebrated in this city with demonstration of joy and festivity…. The evening was closed with the ringing of bells, and at night there was a grand exhibition of fireworks, which began and concluded with thirteen… rockets on the commons, and the city was beautifully illuminated. Every thing was conducted with the greatest order and decorum, and the face of joy and gladness was universal. Thus may the 4th of July, that glorious and ever memorable day, be celebrated through America, by the sons of freedom, from age to age till time shall be no more.” – The Virginia Gazette 1777″
We are blessed, in this country, to celebrate our freedom openly and enthusiastically. Some hang flags. Some have parades. Some have barbeques and serve red-white-and-blue desserts. Many wear red-white-and-blue clothes. Some pack goody-bags for servicepeople. US Airways lets service people board their planes before others. When they can, they move a service person to a first-class seat.
Near Vandenberg Air Force Base, in Lompoc, California, seed companies have created a flag made entirely of flowers. Oh, and it’s 740 feet long and 390 feet wide, the correct proportions for our nation’s flag.
We hold these truths to be self-evident,
that all men (and women) are created equal,
that they are endowed by their Creator
with certain inalienable rights;
that among these are life, liberty and
the pursuit of happiness.
– The United States Declaration of Independence
The faith of our forefathers brought forth on this continent a new nation. How will you be expressing your gratitude and celebrating your freedoms this year? It’s up to you.
● Kebba Buckley Button is the author of the 2012 book, Peace Within: Your Peaceful Inner Core. She is also the author of the award-winning 2009 book, Discover The Secret Energized You.
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