Quotes and a Verse for 4th of July
"Be strong and let us fight bravely for our people and the cities
of our God. The Lord will do what is good in His sight."
- 1 Chronicles 19:13
"Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction.
We didn't pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be
fought for, protected, and handed on, for them to do the same."
- Ronald Reagan
"America is too great for small dreams."
- Ronald Reagan
"I venture to suggest that patriotism is not a short and frenzied outburst
of emotion, but the tranquil and steady dedication of a lifetime."
- Adlai Stevenson
"Building a better you is the first step to building a better America."
- Zig Ziglar
"If anyone, then, asks me the meaning of our flag, I say to him -
it means just what Concord and Lexington meant; what Bunker Hill meant;
which was, in short, the rising up of a valiant young people against an old
tyranny to establish the most momentous doctrine that the world had ever
known - the right of men to their own selves and to their liberties."
- Henry Ward Beecher
"You're the emblem of the land I love.
The home of the free and the brave."
- George M. Cohan
"We take the stars from heaven, the red from our mother country,
separating it by white stripes, thus showing that we have separated from
her, and the white shall go down to posterity, representing our liberty."
- George Washington
"The whole inspiration of our life as a nation flows out from
the waving folds of this banner. "
- Author Unknown
“Let every nation know, whether it wishes us well or ill,
we shall pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship,
support any friend, oppose any foe, to assure the survival
and success of liberty.”
- John Fitzgerald Kennedy
"O say, can you see, by the dawn's early light,
What so proudly we hailed at the twilight's last gleaming?
Whose broad stripes and bright stars, through the perilous fight,
O'er the ramparts we watched, were so gallantly streaming!
And the rocket's red glare, the bombs bursting in air,
Gave proof through the night that our flag was still there:
O say, does that star-spangled banner yet wave,
O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave.
- Francis Scott Key
* dedicated to our troops. May God return each one home safely.