Listen my children and you shall hear
Of the midnight ride of Paul Revere,
On the eighteenth of April, in Seventy-five;
Hardly a man is now alive
Barbecues and fireworks, flags and parades, Independence Day evokes so many images of the American summer. Its original purpose to celebrate the birth of the American nation on July 4th, 1776 has given way to festivities that celebrate both America and the lives and freedoms that the accomplishments of American Independence have allowed. The commemoration of the signing of the Declaration of Independence is a time not only to reflect on what happened at America's founding but also to look again at the nation's values and recommit oneself again to those ideals.
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She waves for my attention,
So free upon the breeze.
The sun reflects her stars and stripes,
As proud as she can be.
A wonderful patriotic tribute to the stars and stripes of the American flag. Beautifully written.
When we think about the birth
of this great nation,
Congress declared July the 4th 1776
and issued a proclamation.
I enjoyed reading about the history in your poem (such a refresher course). We should never forget these great men who gave their lives for our country.
Every day more soldiers have to leave
to fight this war so we can be free.
they pack light to set out on their way
praying the war will end someday.
Thank you for writing this noble poem about the honor and sacrifices of our U.S. military. Very moving poem.
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