Next week we will celebrate the 237th anniversary of the adoption of the Declaration of Independence.
It happens on July 4th and sure we’re in the middle of what seems like a “J. Edgar” moment with this PRISM gig – Big Government infringing on civil liberties – but, the mysterious man did some great things and it seems we’re always preoccupied with those items that divide us versus the things that pull us together.
Here is an interesting video about the American Experience that reminds us to celebrate this occasion. It’s from the Bicentennial anniversary and a nice retro look back.
I think we live in a great country, the only one in the world founded on the power of ideas, freedom, equality and the notion that you can come from nothing and become something through hard work and determination. And like many of you I lack grandeur in my heritage and was raised by hard working, middle class parents who provided all the essentials necessary to raise an educated, healthy, motivated family with a sound ethical background.
And as a member of the motorcycle riding community I know there are a lot of individualists out there who follow their own path and beat the drum to their own song. So whether celebrating the day with a BBQ, family picnic or solo with the wind in your face… enjoy your freedom and independence!
Flags courtesy of MKEimages.com at the Harley-Davidson 105th Anniversary parade. The motorcycle belongs to Vietnam Vet Ray Jordan of Salem, OR who decked his 2003 Road King with 105 American Flags for the 105th Anniversary Parade.