Our Flag and What it Means

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Independence Day, commonly known as the Fourth of July, is a federal holiday in the United States commemorating the adoption of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776, declaring independence from the Kingdom of Great Britain (now officially known as the United Kingdom). Independence Day is commonly associated with fireworks, parades, barbecues, carnivals, fairs, picnics, concerts, baseball games, family reunions, and political speeches and ceremonies, in addition to various other public and private events celebrating the history, government, and traditions of the United States. Independence Day is the National Day of the United States.   credit
During theAmerican Revolution, the legal separation of the Thirteen Colonies from Great Britain occurred on July 2, 1776, when the Second Continental Congressvoted to approve a resolution of independence that had been proposed in June by Richard Henry Lee of Vir…

Simply Magnolias

  Taking time off from Spotlight of the Week 
I found these beautiful blooms in my sister Gwen's yard.  Aren't they pretty?  I have always loved magnolias, the beautiful sweet smelling blooms, those gorgeous leaves with the brown underneath.  I very much enjoy those large seed pods also.They are such a wonderful Southern way to decorate. 
Have an excellent weekend