With Independence Day just around the corner, I wanted to share a few of our favorite patriotic printables with you.
First is this reminder:
“United we stand, divided we fall.” The principle is a Biblical one, for in Mark 3:24 we read, “If a kingdom is divided against itself, that kingdom cannot stand.”
Then there’s “God Bless the USA”:
That one’s reminiscent of the verse Psalm 33:12 — “Blessed is the nation whose God is the LORD…“
We also have Daniel Webster’s insightful quote about liberty and virtue:
That’s a very important connection, and explains why God commands us not to use our liberty for selfish pursuits, but to serve one another. (Galatians 5:13)
And last is the advice John F. Kennedy made famous: “Ask not what your country can do for you, but what you can do for your country”:
This, again, echoes the injunction we find in Philippians 2:3-4, “Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves, not looking to your own interests but each of you to the interests of the others.”
If you like these printables, you may also want to check out the following posts:
- Historic National Documents – printable versions of the Declaration of Independence, the Preamble to the Constitution, and the Bill of Rights
- National Anthem Printables – printable versions of “The Star-Spangled Banner” and the Pledge of Allegiance
- Armed Forces Day Printables – coloring pages featuring the military anthems for all branches of the military: Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, and Coast Guard
- Praying for Your Country – a printable prayer guide for the US, with a customizable version for citizens of other nations
Want something more durable than loose-leaf copies? You’ll find all these designs and more — 218 pages worth! — in God Bless America, my new devotional journal for folks who love this country like I do.
I’ve ordered copies of this one for each of my children, to supplement our American history homeschool studies this fall. The short journaling prompts make a good addition to our creative writing program, and the coloring pages keep their hands busy during our read aloud times.
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