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American-Flag Freedom has its life in the hearts, the actions, the spirit of men and so it must be daily earned and refreshed – else like a flower cut from its life-giving roots, it will wither and die. -Dwight D. Eisenhower

You have to love a nation that celebrates its independence every July 4, not with a parade of guns, tanks, and soldiers who file by the White House in a show of strength and muscle, but with family picnics where kids throw Frisbees, the potato salad gets iffy, and the flies die from happiness. You may think you have overeaten, but it is patriotism. -Erma Bombeck

It is the love of country that has lighted and that keeps glowing the holy fire of patriotism. -J. Horace McFarland

Then join hand in hand, brave Americans all! By uniting we stand, by dividing we fall. -John Dickinson

May the sun in his course visit no land more free, more happy, more lovely, than this our own country! -Daniel Webster

One flag, one land, one heart, one hand, One Nation evermore! -Oliver Wendell Holmes

From every mountainside Let Freedom ring. -Samuel F. Smith, “America”

My God! How little do my countrymen know what precious blessings they are in possession of, and which no other people on earth enjoy! -Thomas Jefferson

Those who deny freedom to others deserve it not for themselves. -Abraham Lincoln

It ought to be commemorated, as the Day of Deliverance by solemn Acts of Devotion to God Almighty. … I am well aware of the Toil and Blood and Treasure, that it will cost Us to maintain this Declaration, and support and defend these States. Yet through all the Gloom I can see the Rays of ravishing Light and Glory. I can see that the End is more than worth all the Means. And that Posterity will tryumph in that Days Transaction, even altho We should rue it, which I trust in God We shall not. -John Adams

There, I guess King George will be able to read that.
John Hancock, after signing the Declaration of Independence

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