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Happy 4th of July! Poem: "Fourth of July," by Julia A. Moore (1847-1920)

The best road to progress is freedom's road. --John F. Kennedy Today is the 235th anniversary of the founding of the United States of America, still a relatively young nation. On this day, we should give thanks for our freedoms; even as we travel abroad, we should keep our America close to our hearts, although she may sometimes disappoint and some of our fellow citizens may cause us scratch our heads. We don't have special plans for this holiday--we often spend holidays by ourselves. Here's a poem by Julia A. Moore: Fourth of July Fourth of July, how sweet it sounds, As every year it rolls around. It brings active joy to boy and man, This glorious day throughout our land. We hail this day with joy and pride, And speak of our forefathers who died; Who fought for liberty in days of yore, And drove the British from our shore. We, as descendants of that race, Should not now our land disgrace. Arise, freeman, arise once more, Be earnest as in the days of yore. Have a great day!

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