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Old 07-04-2015, 06:17 AM
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Happy 4th of July!

I feel very patriotic today. I am so glad to have lived my life in this great country of ours and to have been afforded so many many opportunities that other countries don't offer. I take my US citizenship for granted most of the time, when I really shouldn't. I was "lucky" to have been born in Michigan, thereby securing my citizenship here.

I think of some of the other countries that are struggling with war, famine, extreme corruption, terrorists... it breaks my heart. I live in a safe (relative to these other countries), pleasant environment that is replete with stores of all kinds, restaurants, entertainment, etc. I am free to travel anywhere I want, without impediment. I am free to worship anywhere I want without fear of reprisal. I am FREE.

Happy Birthday USA!

And thank you to all the service men and women now and before that have made my freedom secure!
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Old 07-04-2015, 06:22 AM
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I am not from the US but I had a great 4th of July. My first granchild was born today!
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Old 07-04-2015, 07:39 AM
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I am not from the US but I had a great 4th of July. My first granchild was born today!
Awesome! We had one born a few days back - I nick named her 'Merica!
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Old 07-04-2015, 08:50 AM
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Thanks Art! We are truly blessed!

Congrats to the new grandparents, too!!
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Happy 4th July Art and everyone!!
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Old 07-04-2015, 09:21 AM
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Independence Day is even greater when it's from alcohol

Nothing better then having that freedom to the other liberties we enjoy
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Happy Birthday America!

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A belated Happy Independence Day to you ArtFriend and your fellow Americans
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