Sunday, July 4, 2010

Independence Day

Happy 4th of July!!

On this day, and all others,
please remember to honor the men and women
who have sacrificed (and continue to sacrifice) the comforts of
home and family, and even their very lives,
in order to secure our nation,
maintain our freedoms, and preserve our way of life.

Oh, thus be it ever when free men shall stand
Between their loved homes and the war's desolation!
Blest with vict'ry and peace, may the heav'n rescued land
Praise the Pow'r that hath made and preserved us a nation!
Then conquer we must, when our cause it is just,
And this be our motto, "In God is our trust"
And the Star-Spangled Banner in triumph shall wave
O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave!

A special Thank You! to Kim's husband Joe
and my brother-in-law Clinton
for their continued sacrifice and service to our country.
You guys are the best!
We love you and appreciate all you have done (and are doing) for us!


Now, on a more bookish note...
You can also celebrate the America's independence
by exercising your right to read, write, and think
whatever you darn well please!
Here's a few books that we've reviewed,
and more that we haven't, to start you off...
(Hint: Just click on the covers to browse them on Amazon
or the linked titles to read our review)

Brothers in Battle, Best of Friends - Bill Guarnere & Edward Heffron
Founding Mothers: The Women Who Raised Our Nation - Cokie Roberts
We the Kids - David CatrowBlack Hawk Down - Mark Bowden
John Adams - David McCullough
Band of Brothers - Steven Ambrose
(pardon the movie cover)
Let's Roll : Ordinary People, Extraordinary Courage - Lisa Beamer
Call of Duty - Buck Compton
Leadership - Rudolph W. Giuliani
Easy Company Soldier - Don Malarky
Betsy Ross and the Making of America - Marla R. Miller
Beyond Band of Brothers - Dick Winters
We realize that there are a lot more
books out there that should be included in this post,
and that there is more to political commentary
than, say, Glenn Beck.
(That one's for you, Em)
So, rack your brains --
think politics, American history, military history,
or even a good BBQ cookbook, then
leave a comment and tell us what book(s)
make you feel patriotic!


Momma Hunt said...

The history teacher in my is so excited about a lot of these titles that need to be added to my must read list

Rebecca Rose said...

Glenn Beck? Hahaha! That's too funny!


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