FREEDOM ON THE 4TH
© By: Richard L. King
From book MEMORIES & TIME
Independence Day is a precious time when we all should reaffirm,
thank our ancestors for the freedom they fought so hard to earn.
It’s our country’s birthday, the day a new nation was born
and for a number of years that followed, we faced a mighty storm.
If you ask people on the street, what we commemorate this day,
the answers will be varied, you’ll be surprised at what they say,
Some will fly our flag, but many won’t know the reason,
most will find a fireworks display much more to their pleasing.
Our country celebrates on the 4th for the very best of reasons,
our forefathers rebelled against tyranny, facing charges of treason.
The 4th of July is a patriotic demonstration, a way of reuniting,
the fireworks displays simply help to memorialize the fighting.
Sometimes we need that reminder of the meaning of this day,
so we don’t get distracted, as we continue on our merry way.
It helps to make us more aware of the troubles that were endured,
while breaking away from tyranny, as our freedom was secured.
~ Author Unknown ~
The American Revolution would never have happened with gun control.”