Friday, July 4, 2014

Liberty and Justice

Today we celebrate our country's birthday.  It's a day for remembering all those who sacrificed to give us the liberty and justice we enjoy today.

And so we salute them.

Today's quote is by Emma Lazarus and is the inscription on the Statue of Liberty:

Give me your tired, your poor
Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,
The wretched refuse of your teeming shore,
Send these, the homeless, tempest tossed to me.
I lift my lamp beside the golden door.




Anonymous said...

It's always good to remember those words inscribed on the Statue of Liberty. Hope you have a wonderful day there!

Arkansas Patti said...

Good words to remember. Hope Arthur leaves you alone.
Have a great day.

KB said...

Happy Independence Day to you, my friend. I enjoyed the quote. I'd forgotten it over the years since visiting there.

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

Happy 4th!!
A perfect post for today! I hope your 4th has been an enjoyable one, and you've not gotten clobbered by Arthur--We're on the very, very edge of it, and only got the winds and a little rain, which has made today a perfect one.

Busy Bee Suz said...

Beautiful. Aren't we lucky to have been born in this country?? I think yes.

Not sure if you know this or not, but your header photo is SO big now, it's much bigger than it used to be. I noticed it a while ago…it's not a bad thing, but I don't' think it is as you intended. It doesn't quite fit on the page anymore.

Have a great weekend!

Tara said...

yes, so true. and many other truths, too, which make me humble. Reading what Frederick Douglass has to say on the topic of Independence Day is sobering, and invites us to consider all our countrymen and women.

We have a complex history -- the best and worst of the human race.

NanaNor's said...

Love this and hope you had a wonderful 4th. Have a great weekend.
Hugs, Noreen

Cheryl said...

I hope the 4th was an enjoyable day for you with friends and family.
I love the quote....
I visited Liberty a few years ago........

Ginnie said...

The Lazarus quote contains such lovely words ... it's too bad that so many of our countrymen and women don't abide by them.