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Happy Independence Day
« on: July 04, 2018, 09:48:23 AM »
John Adams may have written it best...

I am apt to believe that it will be celebrated, by succeeding Generations, as the great anniversary Festival. It ought to be commemorated, as the Day of Deliverance by solemn Acts of Devotion to God Almighty. It ought to be solemnized with Pomp and Parade, with Shews, Games, Sports, Guns, Bells, Bonfires and Illuminations from one End of this Continent to the other from this Time forward forever more.

You will think me transported with Enthusiasm but I am not. -- I am well aware of the Toil and Blood and Treasure, that it will cost Us to maintain this Declaration, and support and defend these States. -- Yet through all the Gloom I can see the Rays of ravishing Light and Glory. I can see that the End is more than worth all the Means. And that Posterity will tryumph in that Days Transaction, even altho We should rue it, which I trust in God We shall not.

- Letter from John Adams to Abigail Adams, 3 July 1776
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Re: Happy Independence Day
« Reply #1 on: July 04, 2018, 12:07:09 PM »
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Happy Independence Day to you & the Alabama crew.

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Re: Happy Independence Day
« Reply #2 on: July 04, 2018, 01:08:49 PM »
An armed society is a polite society - Robert Heinlein.

They've got us surrounded, the poor bastards. - Chesty Puller.

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Re: Happy Independence Day
« Reply #3 on: July 04, 2018, 05:07:18 PM »
 Man..... that Adams fellow is a real wordsmith..What he said in spades    :yeahthat:

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Re: Happy Independence Day
« Reply #4 on: July 05, 2018, 01:35:01 AM »
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Re: Happy Independence Day
« Reply #5 on: July 05, 2018, 09:18:02 AM »
Happy Independence Day from the NRA Whittington Center youth Adventure Camp! :snipersmi
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