Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Reflections on Independence Day

As we approach Independence Day, I reflect on our great country and the ideas and sacrifices that brought us here. In honor of our Independence, I will be posting quotes, photos, etc. that reflect our American heritage and ideals. Join me in thanking God for the blessings our country possesses.

"No people can be bound to acknowledge and adore the Invisible Hand which conducts the affairs of men more than those of the United States. Every step by which they have advanced to the character of an independent nation seems to have been distinguished by some token of providential agency; and in the important revolution just accomplished in the system of their united government the tranquil deliberations and voluntary consent of so many distinct communities from which the event has resulted can not be compared with the means by which most governments have been established without some return of pious gratitude, along with an humble anticipation of the future blessings which the past seem to presage. These reflections, arising out of the present crisis, have forced themselves too strongly on my mind to be suppressed. You will join with me, I trust, in thinking that there are none under the influence of which the proceedings of a new and free government can more auspiciously commence." -George Washington, First Inaugural Address, April 30, 1789

2 comments:

Love Being a Nonny said...

In GOD we trust!! Thanks Leah Belle!

Tonja said...

Good to hear from you! Hope all is well with you and your family! Enjoy summer!