The sun is not shining here today. Actually, it is cloudy and raining. I'm sure many 4th of July picnics will be very wet or brought indoors. Regardless, I hope your day is a good one as you celebrate what Independence Day really means.
You can find the following quotes, and many more, at The Quote Garden: http://www.quotegarden.com/fourth-of-july.html
Those who expect to reap the blessings of freedom, must, like men, undergo the fatigue of supporting it. ~Thomas Paine
This nation will remain the land of the free only so long as it is the home of the brave. ~Elmer Davis
We on this continent should never forget that men first crossed the Atlantic not to find soil for their ploughs but to secure liberty for their souls. ~Robert J. McCracken
If our country is worth dying for in time of war let us resolve that it is truly worth living for in time of peace. ~Hamilton Fish
Those who deny freedom to others deserve it not for themselves. ~Abraham Lincoln
And I'm proud to be an American,
where at least I know I'm free.
And I won't forget the men who died,
who gave that right to me.