Happy Independence Day!

Happy Independence Day! Today we celebrate our nation’s birthday, when in 1776 the Continental Congress officially adopted the Declaration of Independence, declaring that the thirteen colonies were no longer part of Great Britain, but were independent sovereign states that were part of a new nation.

“Those who won our independence believed liberty to be the secret of happiness and courage to be the secret of liberty.” –Louis D. Brandeis

Happy 247th Birthday, America!

There is no better time to think about the principles of freedom and liberty upon which our country was founded and strive to preserve the type of government our forefathers envisioned, as they put forth in the Declaration of Independence and our Constitution.

This is also the time to show our patriotism. Fly the flag. Wear red, white, and blue. Thank a veteran. Celebrate our great nation and to be thankful that we live in the greatest country on earth. We are so very fortunate to live in America. 

“And I’m proud to an American, where at least I know I’m free…” –Lee Greenwood

Christian Whiteman, Reber Hill Cemetery, Pickaway County, Ohio. (2002 photo by Karen)

I have one Revolutionary War ancestor (that I know of) who aided in the fight for American independence. Christian Whiteman (1762-1827) served in the Berks County Militia in Pennsylvania. He was born in Pennsylvania, died in Ohio, and is buried in Reber Hill Cemetery, Pickaway County, Ohio.  

This is part of our patriotic yard display.

Patriotic display 2023, Christian Whiteman banner

Patriotic display 2023

God Bless America!

Have a happy and safe Independence Day!

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