Wednesday, July 1, 2009

What about Wednesday?

With the impending holiday I wanted to take a moment and reflect.

We live in the greatest country in the world. It may not look like it at times and we forget what we have here.

We have freedoms that lots of countries only dream of. We are truly the land of the free. We have the freedom of speech and religion. We have rights and we can stand up to the government without fear of being imprisoned. We can stand on the street corner and proclaim our messages. Or we can write them in here.

We are still the land of opportunity. We are limited only by ourselves. We must look for those opportunities and not expect them to be handed to us. This country was built by the blood, sweat and tears of our forefathers. They came to this country from across the world. No one handed them a free lunch and if they did not speak English they quickly learned. They brought their traditions and religions along with them. Thus giving us our diverse society.

And most importantly we are the home of the brave. Lets not forget on this holiday as we dine, party and shoot of fireworks that there are men and women around the world defending our freedoms. Just as it has been for over 200 years they stand fast and true. They are willing to give their lives so that we can enjoy ours. So fly that flag proudly.

Happy Independence Day to one and all in the good ole' US of A.

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