Yes to FREEDOM, yes to PEACE!

Philippines
June 11, 2008 7:23pm CST
June 12 - - is an important day here in my country. It is the day when we got our Independence from the colony who took charge of our country for decades. It is when we were given the rights to manage and rule our own land. It reminds me that, yes, it isn't about the day but it's the celebration that counts and what matters is, what did we all do through this years. Nice to commemorate but let's reflect back of the essence why we got that freedom! Nice day to all and may the blessing of the Almighty dwell in all of us!!!
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@faith210 (11233)
• Philippines
12 Jun 08
Hi jeanniemay! Happy Independence Day to us! It is really sad when our fellow countrymen are all focused on the festivity or just be excited on having another day off. I do think that we all should reflect on those people, our forefathers who had suffered and think of what they have to endure and give up just to have that freedom for their children, and their grandchildren. We should not only commemorate the day itself but the people who have given up their lives to fight for Freedom. Let us honor and respect them by being a good citizen of our country and help each other for the progress of our nation. Let us unite and do something good for our country. Take care and have a wonderful day!
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• Philippines
13 Jun 08
You are right in all your views ate Faith and I agree with you.. plus we should imitate and act upon what was given to us as a gift. Whew! That was an awesome reflection my friend. Cheers!
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@faith210 (11233)
• Philippines
18 Jun 08
Thanks kapatid and I do agree with you that we should also imitate them and act upon what is good for our country as well. Cheers kapatid!
@rsa101 (16718)
• Quezon City, Philippines
13 Jun 08
Wow that's nice of you to reflect on it that way. Others in here have posted why they moved the holiday on other days. I think what you posted in here is important than the day the holiday was declared.
• Philippines
14 Jun 08
Ohh, thank you my friend. Still, everyones post is as important as mine though. Everyone's opinion matter and has a part for all. Thank you my friend for sharing yours and I am so much pleased. Cheers to you my friend!
@checapricorn (16066)
• United States
12 Jun 08
I am with you jeanniemay, May everyone will remember the heroic deeds of the people behind this celebration.Cheers!
• Philippines
13 Jun 08
Yes, and it starts with us my friend. Cheers for droppin' by your thoughts..
@julyteen (13259)
• Davao, Philippines
25 Jul 08
our flags fly freely to the pole but we filipinos don't have real independence from foreign nation specially US, our government always depend to the US, no moves our government made without the knowledge of the US government. our Independence now is only for word but not in reality. i don't think any good time to celebrate the independence day.