“We on this continent should never forget that men first crossed the Atlantic not to find soil for their ploughs but to secure liberty for their souls.” ~Robert J. McCracken
“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
9/11 First Responders
“Then join hand in hand, brave Americans all!
By uniting we stand, by dividing we fall.” ~John Dickinson
“Off with your hat, as the flag goes by!
And let the heart have its say;
you’re man enough for a tear in your eye
that you will not wipe away.” ~Henry Cuyler Bunner
“From every mountain side
Let freedom ring.” ~Samuel F. Smith, “America”
“Those who won our independence believed liberty to be the secret of happiness and courage to be the secret of liberty. ~Louis D. Brandeis
My God! How little do my countrymen know what precious blessings they are in possession of, and which no other people on earth enjoy!” ~Thomas Jefferson
“Our hearts where they rocked our cradle,
Our love where we spent our toil,
And our faith, and our hope, and our honor,
We pledge to our native soil.
God gave all men all earth to love,
But since our hearts are small,
Ordained for each, one spot should prove
Beloved over all.” ~Rudyard Kipling
Love your country. Your country is the land where your parents sleep, where is spoken that language in which the chosen of your heart, blushing, whispered the first word of love; it is the home that God has given you that by striving to perfect yourselves therein you may prepare to ascend to him.” ~Giuseppe Mazzini
Loved all these quotes, the last my favorite. I’m so thankful to live in a free country. Grateful for free speech, that I have the freedom to write and speak what’s in this heart. That my children can grow up in a free nation.
Reflect on the blessings of freedom or add a patriotic quote in the comment section today. Have an awesome weekend!