Reflections on this 4th of July 2007

Reflections on this 4th of July 2007

It has been said that on July 4th 1776, John Hancock signed his name “with
great flourish” so that “King George can read that without spectacles” .
So today, take a moment to remember those that have not only lost their
lives in battle, but also those that have dedicated their entire lives to
protect the rights of all Americans to come!

As Thomas Jefferson wrote in his final letter of regretful declination to
Roger C. Weightman on his personal invitation to partake in the
festivities dedicated to the 50th Anniversary of American independence:

“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.”

As you look up into the sky on July 4th remember these words with pride
and celebrate with loved ones, the freedom that we all share as Americans…
“And the rocket’s red glare, the bombs bursting in air, Gave proof through
the night that our flag was still there.”

The Star Spangled Banner
1814
Words by Francis Scott Key, Music by John Stafford Smith

Happy Independence Day!

Cheryl Waller
Treasure Coast Solutions
Treasure Coast Virtual Tours