July 4, 1776 was the historic day when the Continental Congress approved the Declaration of Independence. Every year, Americans rejoice and celebrate Independence Day with great fanfare. Amidst colorful parades, flag hoisting ceremonies, and barbecue parties, Americans remember the suffering their forefathers endured to win them precious freedom.
“Since the signing of the Declaration of Independence 241 years ago,
America always affirmed that liberty comes from our Creator.
Our rights are given to us by God, and no earthly force can ever take those rights away.”
~ President Donald J. Trump
“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
“May the sun in his course visit no land more free, more happy, more lovely, than this our own country!” ~ Daniel Webster
“Freedom is the open window through which pours the sunlight of the human spirit and human dignity.” ~ Herbert Hoover
“Liberty is the breath of life to nations.” ~ George Bernard Shaw
“Where liberty dwells, there is my country.” ~ Benjamin Franklin
“Let every nation know, whether it wishes us well or ill,
we shall pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship,
support any friend, oppose any foe, to assure the survival and success of liberty.”
~ John F. Kennedy
“We must be free not because we claim freedom, but because we practice it.” ~ William Faulkner
“When the people fear the government there is tyranny, when the government fears the people there is liberty.” ~ John Basil Barnhill
“For what avail the plough or sail, or land or life, if freedom fail?” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
“America is much more than a geographical fact. It is a political and moral fact – the first community in which men set out in principle to institutionalize freedom, responsible government, and human equality.” ~ Adlai Stevenson
All we have of freedom, all we use or know —
This our fathers bought for us long and long ago.
~ Rudyard Kipling, The Old Issue, 1899