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Tuesday, July 4, 2017

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Spirituality and You: Independence Day

People in the United States are gearing up to celebrate Independence Day on the Fourth of July. Our country was born on July 4, 1776, when 13 colonies signed the Declaration of Independence to mark their separation from Great Britain. The Fourth of July is the most popular holiday in the country and is a day of great celebration for all Americans. People across the country wait for this day to watch the spectacular fireworks that light up the night. According to the American Pyrotechnics Association’s estimation, more than 14,000 firework displays illuminate the skies of the US on July 4th.

Here are some quotes on freedom and liberty to celebrate the day:

  • “Liberty, when it begins to take root, is a plant of rapid growth.” – George Washington
  • “Where liberty dwells, there is my country.” – Benjamin Franklin
  • “This country, with its institutions, belongs to the people who inhabit it. Whenever they shall grow weary of the existing government, they can exercise their constitutional right of amending it, or exercise their revolutionary right to overthrow it.” – Abraham Lincoln
  • “Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.” – Theodore Roosevelt
  • “I look forward to an America that will not be afraid of grace and beauty.” – John F. Kennedy
  • “Enlighten the people generally, and tyranny and oppressions of body and mind will vanish like evil spirits at the dawn of day.” – Thomas Jefferson
  • “I believe in America because we have great dreams, and because we have the opportunity to make those dreams come true.” – Wendell L Wilkie
  •  “Freedom lies in being bold.” – Robert Frost
  • “Freedom is the open window through which pours the sunlight of the human spirit and human dignity.” – Herbert Hoover
  • “We must be free not because we claim freedom, but because we practice it.” — William Faulkner

–IBTimes UK

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