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Happy Fourth of July

Are you truly READY to celebrate the true meaning of this day? Click each image or link!

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In God We Trust

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Star-Spangled Banner

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Pledge of Allegiance

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 Remember Our Troops

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Happy Independence Day!

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Awakenings: 1 – Happy 4th of July

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Awakenings: Happy 4th of July   

The American flag: Wave it proudly!   

An icon of American freedom, a symbol of liberty, a motif referring to the United States, a banner for independence––

all symbolize America and the principles upon which she stands. Small flags are displayed on holidays, i.e., Memorial Day, Veterans Day, Presidents’ Day, Flag Day, and of course, on today’s special day, Independence Day. American flags also proudly displayed beside war memorials and next to the graves of U.S. war veterans. They are flown at public buildings and it is not uncommon to find full-size flags flying in the yards of private homes. 

Sharla Shults‘s insight:

We live in America, we rejoice in America’s freedoms, and today we celebrate America’s independence!

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Awakenings: 2 – Countdown to 4th of July

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Countdown: 5 – 4 – 3 – 2 – 1 to Happy 4th of July!

One day away from the Fourth of July celebration! Yep! It is tomorrow! As you continue to prepare for the festivities of Independence Day, keep in mind many of our service men and women are stationed on foreign shores where celebration may not be the topic of the hour. They are the defenders of our nation ensuring that the freedom obtained centuries ago remains in tact.

FEATURED VIDEO at Awakenings – Remember me! and MUSIC “For Freedom” by Avalon.

Sharla Shults‘s insight:

Having a loved one deployed for lengthy periods of time is tough, but it’s especially hard during any holiday. While you might be reveling in backyard BBQs, listening to patriotic music and of course, enjoying the grand finale, fireworks, the day may not be so entertaining for everyone. For those defending our independence, the red, white and blue they carry on this day may only be in their hearts.

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Awakenings: 3 – Countdown to 4th of July

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Countdown: 5 – 4 – 3 – 2 – 1 to Happy 4th of July!

Day after tomorrow we will be celebrating the 4th of July. Whew! Seems like just yesterday and we were celebrating Christmas…well, maybe not that far back but time does seem to fly by all too quickly!

Sharla Shults‘s insight:

Go to Awakenings. As you watch the video and listen to the words of Red Skelton, keep in mind this was produced in the year 1969!

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Awakenings: 4 – Countdown to 4th of July

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Countdown: 5 – 4 – 3 – 2 – 1 to Happy 4th of July!

 Here we are four days away from the 4th of July. Topic for today: Music. Got to have music at a Fourth of July celebration! Of course, a plethora of songs can be found most befitting to this holiday.

But, one stands out over all the rest. . .

Sharla Shults‘s insight:

Awakenings features two renditions that will knock your socks off: 7 yr-old Rhema Marvanne and Star Spangled Banner- Music video from AmericaTheBeautiful.com!

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Awakenings: 5 – Countdown to 4th of July

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Countdown: 5 – 4 – 3 – 2 – 1 to Happy 4th of July!

For the next five days Awakenings will be featuring special tributes to America in recognition and honor of her independence: July 4, 1776. Let us not forget those who have fought or are fighting for our nation; they are the epitome of the human spirit called freedom!

Sharla Shults‘s insight:

OOPS! I forgot to post this one yesterday so you will two today on catnip! The beginning of the countdown features the original FIRST broadcast radio performance of “God Bless America,” an American patriotic song written by Irving Berlin in 1918, revised by him and first performed by Kate Smith in 1938.

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY, AMERICA!

A Tribute to America with Patriotic Music

July 4, 1776

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, AMERICA!

America FOUGHT, America WON!

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