How often do we thank God for our freedoms?
Most of us were simply born into this great inheritance.
And let's not forget the beauty of the land!
We have SUCH a beautiful country! From the beautiful harbors of Maine.......
to the Rocky Mountains .........
to the coasts of Florida ............
I could go on, and on, and on, and on, and on with thousands of beautiful pictures of this country. EVERY state is beautiful and unique! One important common thread - each state is chock-full of Americans.
-Hardworking, caring people.
In our house, we have a favorite television series we record called Drive Thru History -America on the History-International channel. We watched an episode last night about Jamestown and how so many of the early settlers died from disease, indian attacks, or starvation. (And I complain when the air conditioning is not cool enough, the car needs repairs, or when someone ate the last (fill in the blank) out of the pantry).
Major Sidetrack: I am continually dismayed at the minimal amounts of American history my kids learn in public school. They may hear Sam Adams' name once, but can they tell you what he did? Can they tell you about William Bradford attempting socialism or what Patrick Henry meant? If they do not learn about why and how this country was founded, how will they EVER appreciate it --or desire to defend our freedoms?
I, personally, have benefitted from the genius behind School House Rock. One of my favorites is Shot Heard 'Round the World.
On to art ..........There is something about Norman Rockwell paintings that just scream - "AMERICA."
Here are his Four Freedoms paintings:
And To Make Men Free
And The American Way.
Have a great 4th of July !