God Bless America ~ Performed by: Sandi Patty ~ Music & Lyrics by: Irving Berlin (written in 1918, revised by author in 1938) ~ HAPPY 4TH OF JULY TO ALL OF OUR AMP FRIENDS! On the Atlantic coast of North America were the Original Thirteen Colonies, founded between 1607 and 1773. In 1775, the thirteen colonies revolted in the American Revolution and finally declared their independence from England and the British Crown on July 4th, 1776. That date was marked to go down in history as Independence Day (or Fourth of July). It's the most memorial date in the history of America. Fourth of July is a federal holiday in the USA. It's also the day that Americans would put their political differences aside, come together and celebrate the freedom for the land that they love, the USA. Favorite July 4th events include family picnics, parades, carnivals, or gathering at the city sponsored events for lots of barbecuing, games, music, and of course, foods and drinks. On this date, the American flags are proudly displayed in almost every big street and many businesses throughout the country. Oh, yes, fireworks, gotta have lots of fireworks, otherwise, it wouldn't be a Fourth of July celebration! ~WhiteLibraTexas & JFB~ Also, below are five of our very favorite FREEDOM quotes: 1. "Those who desire to give up freedom in order to gain security will not have, nor do they deserve, either one." ~Benjamin Franklin~ One of the Founding Fathers of the U.S., American Statesman, Diplomat, Musician, Scientist, Philosopher, Printer, Writer & Inventor (1706-1790) 2. "Only our individual faith in freedom can keep us free." ~Dwight David Eisenhower~ American 34th President (1890-1969) 3. "Everything that is really great and inspiring is created by the individual who can labor in freedom." ~ Albert Einstein~ German born American Physicist (1879-1955) 4. "Life without liberty is like a body without spirit." ~Kahlil Gibran~ Lebanese born American Philosophical Essayist, Novelist & Poet (1883-1931) 5. "Liberty is the right to choose. Freedom is the result of the right choice." ~Anonymous~ ´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´ A Message from WhiteLibraTexas & JFB: WhiteLibraTexas & JFB channel is a YouTube partner. If you like this video clip, please use the option "Add to" to add it to your Favorites playlist. Please do NOT re-upload it. Thank you in advance for your consideration and support.