Tag Archives: 4th of July

THE PRICE OF FREEDOM

ART & POETRY BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER© What is the price of liberty? Where lies the victor’s prize? Is it in bodies laying still, beneath the cold, dark skies? The cost to win our freedom cannot be seen in life, But … Continue reading

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DON’T PACK AWAY YOUR PATRIOTISM

Yesterday was like an old fashioned fourth of July for us.  We went to the park in the center of our little town, carried our lawn chairs to a nice shaded area along with many others, and sat and waited … Continue reading

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GOD BLESS OUR NATIVE LAND

ORIGINAL ART PAINTED PLEIN AIR AT AN 1800’S RENDEZVOUS BY PAUL BOECHER© “It is through this mysterious power that we too have our being, and we therefore yield to our neighbors, even to our animal neighbors, the same right as … Continue reading

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MY COUNTRY ‘TIS OF THEE

My country tis of thee – who is the “thee” referred to in this song?  Read the lyrics and you’ll see that it is God.  Somehow, God has gotten placed in the background somewhere and we’ve forgotten to give Him … Continue reading

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RING THE BELLS OF FREEDOM

“Let every nation know, whether it wishes us well or ill, that we shall pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship, support any friend, oppose any foe to assure the survival and the success of liberty.” John F. … Continue reading

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WE THE PEOPLE …

When the United States declared its independence over 200 years ago, the words were carefully thought out and determined by men of character, high moral conduct and intelligence. The words which have stood the test of time, begin with the … Continue reading

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THE COST OF FREEDOM

The cost of freedom can readily be seen in the faces of those who have paid the price.  The military men and women who served and gave the ultimate price for their country.  A while back, Ken Burns did a … Continue reading

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BRING ON THE FIREWORKS

Soon it will be time to get out the fireworks, set your lawn chair alongside the road and wait for the parade to pass by, to cheer and celebrate, but how many of us really know the reason we’re so … Continue reading

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WHAT IS FREEDOM?

ORIGINAL ART & POETRY BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER© Freedom is the ability to walk the streets without fear, To enjoy the beauty of our country and all its majesty, To live away from the bondage of a sick society … Continue reading

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GOD BLESS AMERICA!

Independence – a word that indicates freedom from the oppression of a government or from serving others. It indicates our ability to be self sufficient. Kids can’t wait for the day when they’re free of their parents’ reigns. Young adults … Continue reading

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LAMP BESIDE THE GOLDEN DOOR

When I  visited New York several years ago, there were cows everywhere. I ‘m not referring to herds of them running through the streets.  Artists had painted these whimsical creatures to highlight some of the landmarks. My sister and I took photos standing in front of them, (before … Continue reading

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WE, THE PEOPLE …

Soon it will be time to get out the fireworks, set your lawn chair alongside the road and wait for the parade to pass by, to cheer and celebrate, but how many of us really know the reason we are … Continue reading

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HOW LONG?

“Series of deadly explosions tear through crowds at Atatürk international airport on Tuesday.” Headline from this morning’s news. It’s becoming a weekly state of affairs.  An explosive group of radicals is reeking havoc across the globe and people die needlessly as we … Continue reading

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KIDS

Kids – you’ve gotta love ’em.  It doesn’t take long for parents to realize that children have to be taught how to be good.  They aren’t naturally born to be the angelic little creatures we meet for the first time … Continue reading

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AMERICA

Samuel Francis Smith wrote the lyrics to “My Country ‘Tis of Thee” in 1831, only 55 years after the Declaration of Independence had been signed.  Marian Anderson performed the song at the Lincoln Memorial in 1939.  Martin Luther King, Jr. recited the … Continue reading

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GIVE ME YOUR TIRED, YOUR POOR

When I  visited New York several years ago, there were cows everywhere. I ‘m not referring to herds of them running through the streets.  Artists had painted these whimsical creatures to highlight some of the landmarks. My sister and I took photos standing in front of them, (before … Continue reading

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OLD GLORY

  I am proud to be an American! 

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ONE NATION, UNDER WHO?

The original Pledge of Allegiance was written in 1892 by Francis Bellamy, a Baptist minister.  The words “under God” were not included in the pledge.  Children learned the words and recited them at the beginning of the school day. Not only was … Continue reading

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LET FACTS BE SUBMITTED TO A CANDID WORLD …

   This week is one of celebration for our country, as we honor our independence from tyrannical rule on July 4, 1776.  Flags will be raised, parades held, firework displays will explode to re-announce our freedom.  Do we know what … Continue reading

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IS OUR FREEDOM WASHING AWAY?

The picture I’ve chosen today shows just how fragile our freedom is – how it can be washed away in the sweep of a wave or the winds of time.  This past weekend we celebrated the birthday of one of the … Continue reading

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