Saturday, July 4, 2009

A Day of Celebration

Happy Fourth of July from the National Federation of Republican Women!

Happy Fourth of July!

We hope you will enjoy this day with family and friends. As we celebrate our Nation's birth, we salute the men and women of our Armed Forces, both past and present, whose courage, commitment, and continued sacrifices enable us to enjoy living in a free country.

Please remember these men, women, and their families during this time.
Some thoughts from our founding fathers...
"The preservation of the sacred fire of liberty, and the destiny of the republican model of government, are justly considered deeply, perhaps as finally, staked on the experiment entrusted to the hands of the American people." -George Washington
"The liberties of our country, the freedom of our civil Constitution, are worth defending at all hazards." -Samuel Adams
"Wherever the standard of freedom and independence has been or shall be unfurled, there will be America's heart, her benedictions and prayers, but she goes not abroad in search of monsters to destroy. She is the well-wisher to the freedom and independence of all. She is the champion and vindicator of her own." -John Adams
"A wise and frugal government, which shall leave men free to regulate their own pursuits of industry and improvement, and shall not take from the mouth of labor and bread it has earned -- this is the sum of good government." -Thomas Jefferson

Shirley Sadler
National Federation of Republican Women