May the 4th be with you!

"So let freedom ring from the prodigious hilltops of New Hampshire. / Let freedom ring from the mighty mountains of New York. / Let freedom ring from the heightening Alleghenies of Pennsylvania! / Let freedom ring from the snowcapped Rockies of Colorado! / Let freedom ring from the curvaceous peaks of California! / But not only that; let freedom ring from Stone Mountain of Georgia! / Let freedom ring from Lookout Mountain of Tennessee! / Let freedom ring from every hill and every molehill of Mississippi. / From every mountainside, let freedom ring."  Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Enjoy freedom to its fullest on this Independence Day 2021.  On this special day, let's all make time to better understand the meaning of independence, cherish it as the wonderful gift that it is, and remember those who gave it to us.  It didn't come easily, and keeping it is a great responsibility.

Happy 4th of July!

Independence Day 2021

"Let every nation know, whether it wishes us well or ill, we shall pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship, support any friend, oppose any foe, to assure the survival and success of liberty."  John F. Kennedy

"Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent a new nation, conceived in liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal." Abraham Lincoln

 

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The author, Tim Koehler, is a native to the Dubuque area, long-time radio host, dork, father, part-time toupee model, teller of stories and bad dad jokes.