Celebrating Independence Day

July 3, 2017

Independence Day, or the Fourth of July as it’s more commonly spoke of, celebrates the day as it occurred in 1776, when the Continental Congress approved the Declaration of Independence. It is easy to forget the derivation of the day when barbecues and fireworks beckon so we share some famous quotes to renew your patriotism and remind you why we love the United States:

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

“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

“The United States is the only country with a known birthday.” — James G. Blaine

“We must be free not because we claim freedom, but because we practice it.” — William Faulkner

“This, then, is the state of the union:  free and restless, growing and full of hope.  So it was in the beginning. So it shall always be, while God is willing, and we are strong enough to keep the faith.” — Lyndon B. Johnson

“Where liberty dwells, there is my country.” — Benjamin Franklin