July 4 always fills me with pride for our country. It's been a tough year, but we've weathered tough years before.
For fun, I thought it'd be nice to share some patriotic movies and quotes.
Mr. Smith Goes to Washington: “Liberty's too precious a thing to be buried in books. Men should hold it up in front of them every single day of their lives and say: I'm free to think and to speak. My ancestors couldn't, I can, and my children will."
“When you pull on that jersey, you represent yourself and your teammates; and the name on the front, is a hell of a lot more important, than the one on the back.” Kurt Russell in Miracle.
Even The Muppet Movie chimes in with, “Patriotism swells in the heart of the American bear.”
How about "Top Gun" with Tom Cruise and Val Kilmer? Did you cry? Did you cheer? It definitely deserves to be mentioned.
What about "Good Morning Vietnam" with Robin Williams?
Denzel Washington won an Academy Award for his performance in “Glory.” It also starred Morgan Freeman, Matthew Broderick and is about the United State’s first all African American regiment, the 54th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry.
If you need a break from the heat this week, why not take time to watch a patriotic movie?
Wherever you are, I hope you have a safe and happy Fourth of July!