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Old 07-04-2012, 11:24   #16
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A Toast to the Day! And sober reflections on the Patriots who conceived the idea and dedicated their "lives, fortunes, and sacred honor" to the cause; never forgetting the sacrifices of those who took up arms and paid in blood to make a piece of parchment actually mean something.
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Old 07-04-2012, 12:28   #17
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Happy 4th

Happy Birthday to the greatest Country in the world. Her greatness coming from the brave men and women willing to make her that way. To all of you, have a wonderful and safe 4th. And a sincere thanks for doing what you do to keep America great.

Sincerely,
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Old 07-04-2012, 12:56   #18
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"Sure I wave the American flag. Do you know a better flag to wave? Sure I love my country with all her faults. I'm not ashamed of that, never have been, never will be." -John Wayne
Happy Independence Day!

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Old 07-04-2012, 12:57   #19
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Happy Independence Day, everybody!
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Old 07-04-2012, 17:41   #20
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Happy Independence Day my fellow Americans! My thanks to all who set it in motion, and those who have and continue to stand the line today.
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Old 07-04-2012, 20:41   #21
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Happy Birthday to the US of A.

God Bless America!

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Old 07-04-2012, 20:48   #22
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Happy fourth!

I am so proud to be free to decide what freedom means to me. I will die for that freedom if need be, and I celebrate it today.
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Old 07-04-2012, 22:20   #23
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Happy Birthday to US!!!
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Old 07-04-2012, 23:31   #24
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Here, hold my beer ......
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