Central Plateau, North Island

Central Plateau, North Island
View from a friend's farm

Thursday, 4 July 2013

4th July, Independence Day, United States

 

Independence Day 

Today ,  Independence Day, 4th July, when people across the United States  celebrate the adoption of  the Declaration of Independence,  signed on July 4th, 1776, declaring independence  from the Kingdom of Great Britain.

It is the National Day of the United States.

Celebrate with  your families and friends , and enjoy  in great style.

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Quotation of the day, from Nelson Mandela

“ Freedom would be meaningless

without security in the home and in the streets”

Greetings from Jean

13 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

thank you!

Nancy J said...

I look at the news on TV, listen, and despair at the turmoil. war and strife throughout the world, and am so thankful for safety and peace where we live down here. Enjoy your day, greetings from Jean.

Georgia said...

Thanks for the early greetings, it's not quite the fourth here yet ;-) We're presently having thundershowers with close lightning strikes, loud booms of thunder and spurts of heavy rain. Not quite fireworks, but as noisy!

Ali Honey said...

I love your photo of Mt. Ruapehu, looking so snowy.

Julie Fukuda said...

Yes, the TV news is a good reminder of the blessings that do exist where we live.

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

THANK YOU for a perfect post and quote! I hope all is well in your corner of the world, and you're enjoying your day!!

Jenny Lyon said...

Thank you for posting about our celebration Hope you have a great day too.

Lindsjö taxar said...

Hi Nancy!!
Thanks for stopping by and checking out puppy Svante on his blog. WIll tell Martin to get a gadget translator on his blog. We have great summer wheather today aabout + 25 C.

Carol Mattingly said...

Love this post Jean!

Karen Jones said...

Hi Nancy, I love the fireworks. My son is now in America driving trucks and seeing a lot of the country.

Gayle said...

Goodness... I am awfully sorry that I haven't been around. Not sure what me deal is... busy, but I shouldn't be too busy to visit my favorite blogs. I will catch up soon. :)

Eggs In My Pocket said...

Just dropped by to say hello. Hope all is well.

Nancy J said...

Hi Kathleen, yes, all OK here, but I have been so busy with the "sewing project"!!! We have had some frosts, then cloudy mornings, not much sunshine, lots of rain, but more daylight hours . Spring bulbs are poking through the ground. Hope all is OK with you, p.s. love the pumpkins. Cheers from Jean