Independence Day 2017

“Where liberty dwells, there is my country.“

Benjamin Franklin


“There are those, I know, who will say that the liberation of humanity, the freedom of man and mind, is nothing but a dream. They are right. It is the American dream.“

Archibald MacLeish


“America is much more than a geographical fact. It is a political and moral fact - the first community in which men set out in principle to institutionalize freedom, responsible government, and human equality.”

Adlai Stevenson


“Liberty, as well as honor, ought to be preserved at the hazard of one’s’ life, for without it life is intolerable.”

Miguel de Cervantes 


“The story of America's quest for freedom is inscribed… in the blood of her patriots.”

Randy Vader


“History does not long entrust the care of freedom to the weak or the timid.”

Dwight D. Eisenhower


“Patriotism consists not in waving the flag, but in striving that our country shall be righteous as well as strong.”

  James Bryce


“There is a certain enthusiasm in liberty that makes human nature rise above itself, in acts of bravery and heroism.”

Alexander Hamilton


“In the truest sense, freedom cannot be bestowed; it must be achieved.”

Franklin D. Roosevelt


“We only have rights if we are strong enough to make our claim.”

Helen Keller

“You have freedom when you're easy in your harness.”

Robert Frost


“Freedom has its life in the hearts, the actions, the spirit ... 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


“He and she love their country best who strive to make it best.”

Robert G. Ingersol


“Our American story is…. of a people seeking to move forward … who look at a mountain and worry not about the tough climb ahead, but dream about the view from the summit.”

Bill Owens



“Wave on high grand old flag for the sake of all who care; You're the symbol of our freedom, The answer to our prayer.”

  C.K. Roshong



Happy Fourth of July! 

James Doughty