Happy 4th of July

Really, when was the last time you read or even heard the Declaration of Independence in its entirety?  Be truthful.  I have to confess, I can't even remember the last time I looked at it or even read it, if I ever read it completely.  Other than the first couple of lines anyway... you know, When in the course of human events, etc etc...  yeah, me too.  I forgot it started with that.  I guess I always thought it was "We hold these truths to be self evident..."

Well, today, we were privileged to sing the National Anthem and Battle Hymn of the Republic at the City of Palm Coast's July 4th Celebration at Heroes Park, and Mayor Netts and other honorable councilmen and women read the whole Declaration from beginning to end.  I have to admit, it gave me goose bumps to hear it word for word.  I suggest everyone read it every year - to remember what our forefathers did.  They weren't afraid to stand their ground, to stand on their beliefs, if you will.  When was the last time we as average Americans took a stand?  Things that make you think...

Well, enjoy this posting of The Battle Hymn of the Republic.  I love the part - "His Truth is Marching On!"  And it shall!!

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