Friday, July 4, 2008

Happy Independence Day!

In these times of wars, and rumours of wars, of economic turmoil, and just the hectic activities of our every day lives, we often forget, or don't realize, how fortunate we are to live in the United States of America and to be free.

Regardless of our political leanings or religious beliefs, we should all be thankful for our men and women in the military, putting their lives on the line every day, fighting for our freedoms.
These freedoms include voicing our disagreement with our government without retaliation and practicing the religion of our choice without fear of persecution. Sometimes I think people forget that.

Personally, I thank God I live in the United States of America and believe I am blessed. I'd like to say thank you to our troops for doing what you do. I pray you come home safely.
Have a Happy 4th of July! Be safe and God Bless America!


Susan Carlin said...

So intricate and bold at the same time... Wonderful.

Karen Hargett said...

Thanks Susan. I loved working on this one and watching it pop off the paper. Eagles are rather magestic birds aren't they - I'm glad we didn't end up with the turkey as our national bird as Benjamin Franklin had wanted. Even though they are neat birds - doesn't have the same impact as an eagle does IMHO.

Susan Carlin said...

I agree. Ben was smart, but not about everything!

Karen Hargett said...

LOL - true, so true Susan. Thanks for visiting.