Wednesday, July 5, 2017
“With a good conscience our only sure reward, with history the final judge of our deeds, let us go forth to lead the land we love, asking His blessing and His help, but knowing that here on earth God’s work must truly be our own.”
~ from the inspiring Inaugural Address of
President John Fitzgerald Kennedy
35th President of
the United States of America
& U.S. Navy veteran
The celebration of freedom is colorfully etched in the night sky by Fourth of July fireworks set off at Dorney Park, Allentown, Pennsylvania.
Happy Birthday, America! Bravo!
How wonderful it would be to have fireworks – and the fire of patriotism – in our hearts every day!
Tuesday, July 5, 2016
"I believe with all my heart that standing up for America means standing up for the God who has so blessed our land."
~ Ronald Reagan
~ 40th President of the United States of America
A gold rush of beauty gilds the night sky at the 2015 Fourth of July Fireworks set off from
J. Birney Crum Stadium, Allentown, Pennsylvania, illuminating the truth that freedom is golden.
How wonderful it would be to have fireworks - and the fire of patriotism - in our hearts every day!
Thursday, June 30, 2016
“While the storm clouds gather
far across the sea,
Let us swear allegiance to a land that’s free.
Let us all be grateful for a land so fair,
As we raise our voices in a solemn prayer.
God bless America, land that I love,
Stand beside her and guide her
Through the night with a light from above.
From the mountains, to the prairies,
To the oceans white with foam,
God bless America,My home sweet home.”
~ "God Bless America"
~ written by Irving Berlin in 1918
& revised by him in 1938
~ Kate Smith’s signature song
The spirit of America and the spirit of the open road that only a motorcycle can give meet on the General Thomas R. Morgan USMC Bridge, Slatington, Pennsylvania, just before the Fourth of July.
I loved seeing the bridge festooned with American flags leading up to Slatington Baptist Church, founded in its current location in 1900. To me, this image quintessentially proclaims, “God Bless America!”
The signs on the lampposts designate Slatington, established in 1864, as the Blackboard Capital of America.