7 Patriotic Quotes Perfect for Fourth of July

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The Fourth of July is the birthday of our nation -- so it's time to pull out the sparklers, scrub down the grill, and load up the coolers. Every July 4th, without fail, I cry. All it takes is the first strains of "God Bless America," and I am a blubbering mess. What can I say? I'm a patriotic one. And that's why I gathered up some of the patriotic quotes that seem to sum up July 4th for me. 

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These quotes come from presidents, authors, and songwriters, and they're all about America. Feel free to steal them -- maybe you'll post them to social media. Maybe you'll pass them along to a fellow patriot. Or maybe you'll sit quietly with a pack of tissues and let yourself be swallowed up by the overwhelming feeling of being lucky to live in the land of the free and the home of the brave.

Don't worry -- you won't be alone! 

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