Happy 4th of July!

Today is one of the day’s I feel the most homesick in Japan.  In America, my family is watching parades, having barbecues and enjoying time with the family while they watch fireworks displays.

Here in Japan, it’s just another day of work.

I’ll include a few famous historical quotes today from famous Americans.  Some of them may be a little difficult, but I think you can look them up online.  Good luck!

Give me liberty or give me death.  Patrick Henry


America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves. Abraham Lincoln  (This one is especially relevant this election year.)


The only thing we have to fear is…fear itself.  Franklin D. Roosevelt


Ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country.  John F. Kennedy

I hope we all enjoy the freedoms of the country we live in.  The news is full of people who want to take these basic freedoms away from us.