Friday, July 4, 2014

Happy Independence Day, America!


Whether you're celebrating with a pancake breakfast, barbecue, parade, fireworks, or sofa, enjoy it!

Watch the story behind the writing of the National Anthem: 

Let freedom ring, and happy writing this weekend!

My America 
(a personal tribute to my country by Katrina Lantz)

Founded for freedom
Defended by blood
Torn and repaired, scorched
Then raised from the mud
Changed from her birth
Gone astray, and renewed
My dear, wandering country
Still shines on the dune
How long till she perish?
No country nor man
Can know his days' number
But this understand:
The best we can do
As one or as all
Is to fight for our faith
And cherish our call
Till every soul standing
Is offered the test
Of liberty precious
And unity blessed.

"Our greatest happiness does not depend on the condition of life in which chance has placed us, but is always the result of a good conscience, good health, occupation, and freedom in all just pursuits."
-Thomas Jefferson


JeffO said...

Very nice, Katrina, enjoy the day.

Katrina L. Lantz said...

Thank you, Jeff. You too!