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What Does The 4th Of July Mean To You?

What does the 4th of July mean to you? 

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For's my Birthday and everyone celebrates... I don't have to go far to find a party and everyone has fun! 

If you are looking for some great 4th of July ideas check out all the pins on my 4th of July Pinterest Board.  Food, fun, games decorations and more!

Need a flag to share your thoughts... feel free to download on flickr and have fun with it.  It's the Flag below with no content so feel free to share your own thoughts as we reflect on the 4th of July.  If you missed my fun post on great ways to use flickr to create url's you can find it here.  

As I get older the thoughts of the 4th of July get deeper.... so for growth in grace here we go!  


Thinking about 1776, where we have come from and where we are going as America. 

Thinking about the founding Fathers and who they had a common vision for FREEDOM.


  • What responsibilities do I have as an American citizen?
  • What can I do to help myself and others?
  • What does the constitution mean to me and it’s amendments?
  • How am I making a difference in America?

The basics include:

The Pledge of Allegiance:

I pledge allegiance to the Flag of the United States of America, and to the Republic for which it stands, one Nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.

The Constitution:

We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.  

Did you know that the 1st 10 Amendments are known as the Billl of Rights?

Did you know there are 27 Amendments to the US Constitution?

Did you know that the 26th Amendment gave 18 year olds the right to vote in 1971? 

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The Discovery Chanel has created this video sharing how the National Archives Building in Washington D.C. with it's contents, inspires Americans with history! 

Be Safe, have fun and make a difference in America by considering the possibility of doing something to help others!  

Thanking those who have served in so many selfless jobs to keep us FREE!  

This year on the 4th of July answer the question... "what does this Holiday mean to me?" with some specific action.  


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Comment balloon 10 commentsCarra Riley • July 02 2013 04:53PM


Terrific post...says it all.   Very nice.

Posted by Li Read, Caring expertise...knowledge for you! (Sea to Sky Premier Properties (Salt Spring)) over 4 years ago

@Li so happy you liked it!  Check out the pinterest link for all kinds of cool 4th stuff and the link to the flag with nothing on it on flickr you can download and write your own words on the top!  Have a great 4th! 

Posted by Carra Riley (Brokers Guild Cherry Creek Ltd) over 4 years ago

I guess with all the fireworks you never have to worry about how to end a party.  Enjoy both your birthday!

Posted by Cindy Jones, Pentagon, Fort Belvoir & Quantico Real Estate News (Integrity Real Estate Group) over 4 years ago

Cindy ~  yes that is so right!  it's always a good time on the 4th.. have you been to the National Archives?  What a great place to have a customer appreciation event.. and even do something with the Veterans.  Have a great 4th and Thank you I will enjoy both!  

Posted by Carra Riley (Brokers Guild Cherry Creek Ltd) over 4 years ago

Thanks for the history reminder.  I think July 4th is the most important of all USA holidays.  After all, that is the one that started it all.

Posted by Kathy Sheehan, Senior Loan Officer (Bay Equity, LLC 770-634-4021) over 4 years ago

Kathy  ~  I agree with you.. the meaning of this day is what Freedom is all about!  Hope you have a wonderful 4th! 

Posted by Carra Riley (Brokers Guild Cherry Creek Ltd) over 4 years ago


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Stopping by to wish you a Safe and Happy 4th of July!

Posted by Rebecca Gaujot, Lewisburg WV, the go to agent for all real estate (Perry Wellington Realty, Adam Conrad, Broker) over 4 years ago

Rebecca ~  Thank you so much and same to you!  Great graphic!  

Posted by Carra Riley (Brokers Guild Cherry Creek Ltd) over 4 years ago

Carra, I really need to get on this Pinterest thing. My college-age daughter is going to help me do it.

Posted by Tammie White, Broker, Franklin TN Homes for Sale (Franklin Homes Realty LLC) over 4 years ago

Tammie ~  It's fun and adicting!  You will love it!  Don't do it when you are hungery!  Thanks for stopping by!

Posted by Carra Riley (Brokers Guild Cherry Creek Ltd) over 4 years ago