Wednesday, July 04, 2007

happy fourth!




"May it be to the world, what I believe it will be ... the signal of arousing men to burst the chains ... and to assume the blessings and security of self-government. That form, which we have substituted, restores the free right to the unbounded exercise of reason and freedom of opinion. All eyes are opened, or opening, to the rights of man. ... For ourselves, let the annual return of this day forever refresh our recollections of these rights, and an undiminished devotion to them."
~Thomas Jefferson

3 comments:

Mallory said...

Amen.

Dave said...

Wow. Did you take those photos yourself? Amazing!

Karen ~ said...

Thanks for posting the pics = no fireworks for me this year, as I am still over here in TZ ....

Now I feel like I celebrated a little :-)