Sweet Bee at Sweet Bee Cottage is having a FABULOUS Fourth of July Giveaway. Stop by her site and read all about it. It you are one of those people like she and I, you will not want to miss it. How I love the fourth of July...the Boston Pops, the majestic playing of the 1812 Overture with the resounding fireworks in the background, the children’s parades with the little ones on their tricycles and the fire trucks tooting their sirens, and I especially love going to our very old Stonewall Jackson Cemetery - where Stonewall Jackson and all of his family are buried - to pay a special tribute to the soldiers who fought with my daddy in WWI, also know as The Great War. It was supposed to be the war to end all wars. Sadly, that has not been the case. I do not want that generation of patriots forgotten, and there are becoming fewer and fewer of us living who had a parent who fought in that war. Having been brought up in a very patriotic family, I alway stand at attention with my hand over my heart for the playing of the National Anthem, and it is stated in my will that the American Flag is to be brought to the front of our Episcopal Church at my funeral for the singing of ALL VERSES of My Country T’is of Thee. Yes, I love my country and hold its legacy and our freedoms in highest esteem.
“Let every nation know, whether it wishes is 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 the success of liberty."
~John Fitzgerald Kennedy 1917-1963