Wednesday, July 5, 2017

America – Land of the Free. Home of the Brave.

Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness.  As America’s founders put it so well, these are inalienable rights granted to us by our Creator.  Even so, every one of those individuals signing the Declaration of Independence in 1776 knew what that proclamation meant.  It meant that they would no longer be subject to absolute tyranny and a lack of voice in government.  It meant that they would be personally targeted for speaking the truth.  It meant that they would rely (as stated in the final sentence of the Declaration) on the protection of God.  It also meant that they were willing to sacrifice everything they had for freedom. 

The Independence we enjoy in this Great Land is directly connected to the dreams of so many who have gone before us and will come after us.  Those Liberties are bigger than a cause and crucial to every individual.  They not only bind us together but are a priceless inheritance granted at the highest cost.  They remain dear to this day.  As we celebrate the blessings of our nation, we remember those patriots who have made America possible and those who continue to help us guard against oppression.  From sea to shining sea, the Hope we share with the world is a reminder of what can happen when we look beyond ourselves and join together to achieve something much bigger – One nation, under God, Indivisible, with Liberty and Justice for All. 

Wishing you and your family a wonderful week!  We’ll have more details related to early wagons and western vehicles next week.  

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