Thursday, July 2, 2020

Celebrating the Fourth of July

While I set breakfast things on the bistro table, I thought about what celebrating the Fourth of July means in times such as these.


"We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."


"That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed."


"It is the Right of the People . . . to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness."


"We, therefore, the Representatives of the united States of America . . . do, in the Name, and by Authority of the good People of these Colonies, solemnly publish and declare, That these United Colonies are, and of Right ought to be Free and Independent States."
 

"And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes and our sacred Honor."


"In Congress, July 4, 1776"




I know that we can come together and fulfill the ideals of our founding declaration. Enjoy the Fourth and all that it brings us!


If you need ideas for celebrations, you may want to see these designed for four (or less!): A Casual Fourth of JulyA Relaxed Red White and Blue Table and A Patriotic Table for the Fourth.


  
       
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
 

14 comments:

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    1. Awe thanks Maristella! I'm so glad you stopped by!

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  2. Pretty display! Happy Independence Day.

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    1. Thank you, Thelma! Not the usual holiday but we'll enjoy it just the same!

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  3. Love your Lady Liberty nutcracker! Happy July 4th!

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    1. Thanks, Debbee! I've had her for years, from a long-gone store. Happy Fourth!!

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  4. I hope you were able to enjoy the holiday. The table setting and nutcracker are perfect together. Thanks for sharing this week. #HomeMattersParty

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    1. Thank you, Donna. We had a nice holiday, punctuated by some neighborhood fireworks.

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  5. Lovely post Sandra. Those words are so important right now! Love your Lady Liberty and the gorgeous setting too!

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    1. Thanks, Denise! I hope that in the midst of the parties and barbecues that we take a moment to reflect on how we came to be. Hope you have a great holiday celebration

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  6. This is a lovely setting for a summer meal. Your Lady Liberty is standing strong and proud!
    Carol
    www.scribblingboomer.com

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    1. Thanks, Carol! I've had Lady Liberty a very long time. Thank you for stopping by!

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  7. Sandra,
    I love your liberty nutcracker. Adorable. Your table is beautiful as always. Congratulations, you are being featured on Thursday Favorite Things. I hope you stop by.
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    Hugs,
    Bev

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