To me, July 4th is not about Revolution and Independence. That is devisive and not a cause for celebration. Great Britian is a very awesome friend. To me, July 4th is a day to reflect on dependence on a Merciful and Gracious God...
America For Me...
Tis fine to see the Old World, and travel up and down,
Among the famous palaces and cities of renown;
To admire those awesome castles and the statues of the kings,
Europe is so wonderful and so very much to see...
But when it come to home, it's America for me!
Oh London is a man's town, there's power in the air,
And Paris is a woman's town, with flowers in her hair;
And it's sweet to dream in Venice, and it's great to study Rome,
But when it comes to living, there's no place like home.
I like the German fir-woods, in green battalions drilled,
I like the gardens of Versailles, with flashing fountains filled;
But, oh, take my hand and ramble for a day,
In America, its Western Woodlands or Eastern Shore to play...
I know that Europe's wonderful and nothing she seems to lack,
With that awesome past that is with her, it's so fun to look back;
And she has the glory of the present and a bright future too, I see,
But when it comes to home, it's America for me.
Oh, it's home again, home again, it's America for me,
Henry Van Dyke
Have a great day!