The quote above from Ronald Reagan acknowledges that God is synonymous with America. One cannot be separated from the other. A great nation remembers not only the founding fathers in signing the Declaration of Independence but the dichotomy of its respectful Dependence on God. We observe today as a national holiday in the celebration of freedom, known as July 4th - Independence Day. I have written about this in past posts, one in particular on the American flag... link: http://turn-uppatch.blogspot.com/2013/07/identity-of-american-flag.html
I hope you read it as the message reiterates the meaning and identity of our heritage as citizens and residents in these United States of America - let us not take it for granted. Festivities are held in communities across the country in remembrance of the cost of freedom symbolic in the American Flag. Old Glory was birthed in revolution and arose in the midst of struggle and bloodshed to gain independence. The celebration of July 4th is not all about picnics, parades and fireworks... it's about freedom, liberty and the birthday of our country. It's about a sacred right and adhering to the basic premise of respect aligned to our Creator.
Join me at The Turn-Up Patch on Monday, July 18. I leave you with a quote from Abraham Lincoln... "Don't interfere with anything in the Constitution. That must be maintained, for it is the only safeguard of our liberties."