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Happy Fourth of July!

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This is my country! Land of my birth!
This is my country! Grandest on earth!

It is amazing to think that over half of the year has passed by, and we've already seen the launching of a new cruise ship, the opening of a new resort, the 20th anniversary of one Disney park, and the rebirth of another.

What difference if I hail from North or South
Or from the East or West?

With so much more to come for the rest of the year, it's fitting, perhaps, to take a day to reflect on exactly how fortunate so many of us are, to be able to be at this place, in this time; in a country that, although it certainly has its plethora of problems, was founded on principles of freedom and equality--principles I feel sure were intended to be extended to all, regardless of wealth, or color, or location, or inclination.

Tomorrow, we can continue to fight and argue about all the socioeconomic tragedies that are as much a part of America as its victories. For today? Happy Independence Day.

This is my country! Land of my choice!
This is my country! Hear my proud voice!
I pledge thee my allegiance, America, the bold,
For this is my country! To have and to hold.

[This, and many more great Disneyland videos by Fantasmiceddie24 can be found on YouTube.]

The previous post in this blog was D23 Presents: Treasures of the Walt Disney Archives at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum..

The next post in this blog is Disney Gallery Presents - Crowning Achievements - Creating Castles from Magical Kingdoms.

Comments (3)

Lisa J.:

Beautifully stated, thanks!

Judy Handy:

Awsome! I have never been to Disney on the 4th
Thank you, it was great!

That would be so awesome to be at one of the Disney parks on the 4th of July! I'm jealous :)

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