Signing the Declaration of Independence by John Trumbull                                    Signing the Declaration of Independence July 4, 1776, by John Trumbull 

There are so many ways to express one's love for country. What to do on July 4th to show you love the USA is a deeply personal matter. For many folks Independence Day means family barbecues, baseball and fireworks. Others love to attend an old fashioned small town parade.  

No matter how one chooses to mark the occasion, each person, in his or her own way, recognizes the incredible process that came to fruition on July 4, 1776 at Independence Hall in Philadelphia. On that day the Second Continental Congress approved the final wording of the Declaration of Independence, an act which set in motion the separation of the original 13 colonies from Great Britain.  Indeed, this event ushered in the birth of a new nation and a modern democratic republic.  

It took America nearly 200 years to realize the aspirations of the founding fathers, who included in the second section of the document these words:

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.

The impact of the American Revolution is still with us, inspiring long suffering peoples as they struggle to throw off the yolk of tyranny.

It is our hope that citizens the world over, no matter which country they owe allegiance, can come together in appreciation of the seminal events that took place during an unseasonably mild day in the summer of 1776.

We are proud to bring you these very special verses that reflect the inner thoughts of some of our contributing writers.  We are indebted to them for choosing to showcase their work on these pages.

Please have a joyous, safe, and meaningful Independence Day.

Our Flag Stands for Independence

Today is a day to celebrate,
Because it's Independence Day,
So wave your flag with honor,
And do it today.

We fought hard for our freedom,
Throughout the many years,
But it was all worth it,
As we shed a lot of tears.

We'll go out and watch the fireworks,
As they go off in the night,
And we say to one another,
It's truly an amazing sight.

So let us be proud,
And not even ask why,
We just need to remember,
On this 4th of July.

                               © Debbie Bongiovanni 2012


2001, the 11th of September
You became my brother, my loving sister
Black, Brown, or White
we all became color blind
The tears you cried, I too cried
the loss of your loved ones too became my loss.

We have come such a long way
Once divided, a nation separated.
Together, we have broken the barrier that constricted a beautiful future; Racism
for "A Nation divided cannot stand."
Lincoln once spoke
Never again shall we separate.

Similar to others, we too have our troubled times
still, together, united, we overcome our challenges
No matter the Generation, we all have our share of Patriotism
I stand before you, not as Black, Brown, nor White
but as your brother, as an American.

We all have our battles, let us salute to our fallen soldiers
And pledge Our Allegiance to Our home, Our country;

                               © Majezty C. Navarro 2012

Our Veterans

Our veterans are...
special in each and every way
because you fought for our country
and this is why we are here today
we all salute you for
everything you've done
and if i would rate you
i would rate you number one
so on this special day
we all thank you
and we are as happy as can be
because you risked your life for
each and every one of us
and now we are free
thank you and welcome home veterans

                               © Kayla Welch 2012

Our Beautiful Flag

Our flag stands for freedom,
And we are so very proud,
That when it waves in the breeze,
It usually draws a crowd.

Its colors are so beautiful,
The red, white and blue,
And when you see them up close,
They are so very true.

So today we celebrate our flag,
And this I want to say,
Wave your flag with honor,
On this very special day.

                               © Debbie Bongiovanni 2012


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