With the July 4th holiday upon us, families are getting together for a wonderful weekend full of memory-making. Dads are firing up their grills, kids are throwing snappers at the sidewalk, and moms are doing the hundreds of things that they do to make sure the holiday is memorable for everyone.
It's not very often that a vintage wallpaper pattern will make me pause and reflect on the "deeper things,"---things like freedom, liberty, and sacrifice,--but amidst the fireworks displays, comfort food, and red white and blue paraphernalia, I was happy to run across this vintage wallpaper which reminded me to be thankful for the history behind our favorite summer holiday.
This vintage wallpaper, titled "American Revolution," reminds me of the bravery of many men who, together with their families, risked everything for the sake of independence. It's three different scenes capture three distinct reasons for the success of the revolution: the brilliant leadership of our founding fathers, the willingness and courage of every soldier, and the steadfast support of loved ones.
A few men declared it; a whole country stood by it. Together they pledged their lives, fortunes, and sacred honor in the pursuit and defense of our greatest treasure: freedom.
Happy Independence Day!