Happy Fourth of July

Posted By on July 4, 2006

Fourth of July New Flag Tradition
While our country and its citizens have enjoyed “Independence” for 230 years now, let’s be sure to stop and thank those who earned it, maintained it and fight to keep it. Thank you America, and those who have fought and continue to fight, to keep it free and secure. On a personal note, I’ve made a tradition of replacing our flag each fourth of July — its a good day to do it. (Treo 700p Smartphone photo above using the 2x feature)

What would a national holiday be without looking at a bit of our history. Some of you that read my posts do with and interest in alternative fuels whether it be for national security, a cleaner environment or just to improve our energy future. I spotted this quote from President Richard M. Nixon that I found to be well-suited.

“As we move toward the celebration 2 years from now of the 200th anniversary of this Nation’s independence, let us press vigorously on toward the goal I announced last November for Project Independence. Let this be our national goal: At the end of this decade, in the year 1980, the United States will not be dependent on any other country for the energy we need to provide our jobs, to heat our homes, and to keep our transportation moving.”

The more we think we change the more we stay the same.


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