by Sherry Riter in Holiday

Everything is created from moment to moment, always new.
Like fireworks, this universe is a celebration and you are the spectator
contemplating the eternal Fourth of July of your absolute splendor.
~Francis Lucille~


Ask not what your country can do for you,
but what you can do for your country.
~John F. Kennedy~


What do we mean by patriotism in the context of our times?
I venture to suggest that what we mean is a sense of national responsibility …
a patriotism which is not short,
frenzied outbursts of emotion,
but the tranquil and steady dedication of a lifetime.
~Adlai Stevenson~


“Patriotism is easy to understand in America;
it means looking out for yourself by looking out for your country”
~Calvin Coolidge~


“Our country is not the only thing to which we owe our allegiance.
It is also owed to justice and to humanity.
Patriotism consists not in waving the flag,
but in striving that our country
shall be righteous as well as strong.”
~James Bryce~

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Sherry Riter is also known as The Redhead Riter. Sherry is witty, intelligent and addictive as she writes about cooking, family, marriage, failures, blogging tips, art, humor, inspiration, travel, PTSD and aging. Her goal is to inspire, motivate, educate and to make her audience laugh. Sherry embraces being a redhead and helps others to see the redhead point of view…"In some eras redheads were worshipped while others thought us witches. Personally, I like the former and think every day is 'Love a redhead day!'" She can also be found on Facebook, Google+, Pinterest, StumbleUpon, Linkedin, tweeting as @TheRedheadRiter and you can subscribe to her free blog feed.

{ 21 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Vicki July 5, 2009 at 5:00 am

Beautiful fireworks!!!

I've added your button to my sidebar!


2 Sarah July 5, 2009 at 11:05 am

Oh wow what gorgeous photos of fireworks – I love how they look and smell! I'm just popping in from SITS to wish you a wonderful new week!


3 lk (Healthy Delicious) July 5, 2009 at 2:59 pm

gorgeous photos!!


4 Maricel July 5, 2009 at 3:07 pm

As a fellow Mom Bloggers Club member, I'm following via the Follow Me Club list. =) I have also followed your twitter.

Maricel — Momhood Moments

I'm currently building my blogroll too. Care for a link exchange?


5 Julie July 5, 2009 at 3:26 pm

Love the pics and the quotes.


6 BookLady July 5, 2009 at 4:01 pm

Love how you find quotes to emphasize the photos (or vice versa)! Thanks for visiting my blog, I'm glad I came over for a visit. I'm following now 🙂


7 Kimberly July 5, 2009 at 4:05 pm

Thanks for the holiday wishes!!! It was a good day, although it didn't feel like the 4th of July this year. :o)

Hope you had a great holiday!!!!


8 glenna July 5, 2009 at 4:43 pm

Beautiful amazing fireworks pictures. Looking at them is almost like seeing them under the stars!


9 Debbie July 5, 2009 at 5:11 pm

Wonderful photos and quotes!


10 Maricel July 5, 2009 at 7:09 pm

Hi dear, thanks for dropping by, I created a badge for my site now. you can grab it and use it on the special blogs. 🙂

I grabbed yours by the way. ^_^

Maricel — Momhood Moments


11 Carol July 5, 2009 at 7:50 pm

I love your presentation. What a day, celebrate our freedom and always keep your eyes open.


12 Amy July 5, 2009 at 8:30 pm

Thank you so much for visiting my blog! I love your patriotic quotes and photos. What a wonderful day it was. I always get emotional on the fourth. I hope you had a spectacular day!


13 Debbie in Nashville July 5, 2009 at 10:28 pm

Those are great photos!


14 Vicki July 5, 2009 at 10:57 pm

I just saw your comment on my blog, I don't know why you couldn't post the button, it's working for me. Maybe there was a glitch in the system when you tried. Let me know if you still have trouble!


15 Lacie E. July 6, 2009 at 1:21 am

these pictures are stunning!


16 Kelly July 6, 2009 at 1:35 am

Happy 4th!! Visiting from SITS !!


17 Scottish Lass July 6, 2009 at 3:41 am

Wow! Gorgeous pics.
Thanks for stopping by my blog – don't be a stranger!
I think your profile pic is the best thing I've seen in a long time :0)


18 shraddha July 6, 2009 at 3:50 am

such beautiful photos…

lovely blog…


19 J.J. July 6, 2009 at 8:18 am

I love me some fireworks!!!


20 Holly@MotherIsNotConcerned July 7, 2009 at 12:36 am

Great pictures! Thanks for visiting my blog…


21 Judy Harper October 13, 2009 at 12:31 am

Good fireworks pictures! The photos are so distinct, without glare! This is #8, onto # 7.


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