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Independence Day 2022

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In this country, we take freedom seriously. It's synonymous with the United States of America. But what is freedom?  Freedom, exercised properly, brings great joy. This Independence Day, we ask you to consider that freedom comes with responsibility. Our forefathers labored to create a land free from oppression and tyranny . Are you choosing to live a life in service to freedom for others or are you chained to selfishness? " Fireworks and American Flag on the 4th of July " courtesy of Good Free Photos . Independence Day Choices: Did You Know...  Five we didn't. Wolfe Stew Connects  Musings from the Mrs. Bible Verses and Quotes  About freedom. Activity Suggestions  Fireworks, crafts, and history. Did You Know: We have John Adams to thank for our firework tradition?  His vision of Fourth of July celebrations written in a letter to his wife states: "It ought to be commemorated, as the Day of Deliverance by solemn Acts of Devotion to God Almighty. It ought to be solem

JOY for Today - Flag Day 2022

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Flags symbolize belonging. They announce in colors and symbols the values and traditions of the people who fly them. When you see your flag waving in unfamiliar territory, it communicates security and like-mindedness. Belonging. Community. Shared Values. Common Purpose. These sound like ingredients in a recipe for JOY to me.  Flag Day Findings: Did You Know...  One we knew; four we didn't. Wolfe Stew Connects  Musings by the Mrs. Bible Verses and Quotes  Inspired by Flags. Activity Suggestions  Crafts, games, food, and history. Did You Know: Our flag was officially adopted June 14, 1777 by the Second Continental Congress? ( MSN.com ).   See alternate designs at bbc.com . It took 135 years for our flag to be standardized?  Until 1912, stars were arranged differently in varying proportions. ( MSN.com ) George Washington rejected any flag similar to the British flag? Fighting under a banner that resembled your enemy was not a great confidence booster. ( History.com ) The stars on th