July 4th – America Happy Independence Day!

Happy Fourth of July, HomespunVine readers!
Have a safe and wonderful 4th of July.

Video: Ray Charles – America The Beautiful

It is well for us to consider our American character, for in peace, as in war, we will survive or fail according to its measure.

Our deep religious sense is the first element of the American character which I would discuss this morning.

The informing spirit of the American character has always been a deep religious sense.

Throughout the years, down to the present, a devotion to fundamental religious principles has characterized American thought and action.

Our government was founded on the essential religious idea of integrity of the individual. It was this religious sense which inspired the authors of the Declaration of Independence:

“We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men are created equal; that they are endowed by their Creator with certain inalienable rights.”

-John F. Kennedy Independence Day Oration 1946

 

4th Of July Zombies – Americans Don’t Know Why We Celebrate Fourth Of July!

Meet the Americans who don’t know why we celebrate Independence Day, what country we declared independence from, what year the Declaration of Independence was signed, and other basic knowledge that every U.S. citizen should know.

Happy Independence Day America!

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Happy Fourth of July, HomespunVine readers! Have a safe and wonderful 4th of July.

You have to love a nation that celebrates its independence every July 4, not with a parade of guns, tanks, and soldiers who file by the White House in a show of strength and muscle, but with family picnics where kids throw Frisbees, the potato salad gets iffy, and the flies die from happiness. You may think you have overeaten, but it is patriotism.
-Erma Bombeck

U.S. Air Force Cancels 4th Of July Events On UK Bases

RAFs Lakenheath and Mildenhall hosts United States Air Force units and personnel.
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Image from RAF Lakenheath facebook page.

RAFs Lakenheath and Mildenhall have cancelled the 4th of July events scheduled for July 3-4 at RAF Feltwell, England.

The decision was made due to the most current local threat assessments. The base continually surveys the security environment alongside host nation counterparts and must take appropriate measures based on those assessments.

“While we were certainly looking forward to this year’s celebration and hosting the US and UK communities at RAF Feltwell, we have to put public safety first and foremost,” said Col. David Eaglin, 48th Fighter Wing vice commander. “We apologize for any inconvenience this cancellation has caused, and we will continue to work with our UK counterparts – both military and civilian – to make sure we keep our Airmen and the local communities safe.”  Royal Air Force Mildenhall