Today, America is 243 years old.  We are both extremely proud to be Americans. Regardless of what any critic may say about our country, we think this is the best place on Earth for us.  Here are some quotes we liked:

“We on this continent should never forget that men first crossed the Atlantic not to find soil for their ploughs but to secure liberty for their souls.

– Robert J. McCracken

“Independence Day: freedom has its life in the hearts, the actions, the spirit of men and so it must be daily earned and refreshed – else like a flower cut from its life-giving roots, it will wither and die.”

– Dwight D. Eisenhower

“Freedom lies in being bold.” 

– Robert Frost

“We must be free not because we claim freedom, but because we practice it.”

– William Faulkner

and last on a humorous note...

“You have to love a nation that celebrates its independence every July 4th, not with a parade of guns, tanks, and soldiers who file by the White House in a show of strength and muscle, but with family picnics where kids throw Frisbees, the potato salad gets iffy, and the flies die from happiness. You may think you have overeaten, but it is patriotism.”

– Erma Bombeck

Wishing you  all a delightful Fourth of July

Ron & Alexandra Seigel