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4th of July July 4, 2010

Filed under: Uncategorized — Danielle Brigance @ 2:27 am
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And I'm proud to be an American,
where at least I know I'm free.
And I won't forget the men who died,
who gave that right to me.
~Lee Greenwood

The 4th of July is always something that is near and dear to my heart.

We always celebrated it as kids.  And have tons of fabulous memories.

That's why during holidays now, you will see me with my camera,

snapping pictures like there's no tomorrow.

I was my kid, nieces, and nephews that be able to pull out photo alobums like I can.

Just to say "remember when".

“I like to see a man proud of the place in which he lives. I like to see a man live so that his place will be proud of him.”– Abraham Lincoln.

I love to drive down the roads today and see Men with their Grills!  It signifies that summer is now upon us.  We are no longer stuck in the sweaty kitchen to make our meals, but we can now cook outside! 
Grilling reminds me of home.  I know it wasn't that often, but in my memories, it seems like mom or dad was out there grilling every weekend in the summer.  We always had fresh corn on the cob that could be thrown on the grill, hamburgers, hot dogs, whatever else felt like jumping on!  Now that I grill at my own house, it seems so different.  I'm in charge of the grilling, and the sides.  Grilling just brings so many flavor opportunities though.  With all the marinades and seasonings that you can throw on a good steak or pork chop.  Let it cook a while, and call it done!

Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent a new nation, conceived in liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal.
Abraham Lincoln, The Gettysburg Address, 1863

Yesterday my sisters, cousin, and myself did a 5K.  At the beginning they were talking about how the money went to supprt a troop in Afghanistan and their families back home.  Be it that I'm an emotional wreck already, the the 4th of July can always make me weepy!  I think of these amazing servicemen and women who do the most dangerous things just so that I can sit up at  3 am on my laptop!

Happy 4th of July to all my friends!  God Bless America!  And may God's hands be protecting all our service men and women!

 

I'll fly my flag with honor!  'cause Freedom don't come Free!

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