Today's the day! Happy Fourth of July!
We think of the red, white and blue today.
We think of flags unfurled and stars and stripes
Fireworks and parades and marching bands
Barbecues of hot dogs, hamburgers and apple pie
Family and friends gathering in honor of friendship and country
We hold in our heart and mind the belief in a paper
Remembering men who believed so strongly in something written with pen in hand
Voices speaking out in disagreement and agreement with one mission
A document which would speak for all, young old, tall , short, rich or poor
We honor a Declaration for OUR Indepedence then and now in this year of 2012
May we remember the last words of that thin piece of paper covered with 56 names in pen and ink
as we celebrate another year of the red, white and blue
" And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes and our sacred Honor. "
God bless America