Cliff Cottam Team wishes everyone a Happy Independence Day!
Here are some fun quotes to ponder.............
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.
This land is your land, this land is my land
From California, to the New York Island
From the redwood forest, to the gulf stream waters
This land was made for you and me
Freedom is never free.
Liberty is always dangerous, but it is the safest thing we have.
Harry Emerson Fosdick
A statistician made a few calculations and discovered that since the birth of our nation more lives had been lost in celebrating independence than in winning it.
The United States is the only country with a known birthday.
James G. Blaine
Freedom is nothing but a chance to be better.
Freedom is the oxygen of the soul.
If our country is worth dying for in time of war let us resolve that it is truly worth living for in time of peace.
Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent a new nation, conceived in liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal.
The Gettysburg Address, 1863.
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
In the truest sense, freedom cannot be bestowed; it must be achieved.
Franklin D. Roosevelt