Tuesday, July 04, 2006

God Bless the USA

On today, the birthday of our nation, I just wanted to reflect on the many blessings and freedoms I enjoy.

First off, thank you to all the troops and their families, past, present and future. If it weren't for their sacrifices, today wouldn't be possible any longer and the freedoms that I have (and admittedly take for granted on occasion) every day wouldn't be here for me to enjoy.

If it weren't for this great nation and it's constitution I wouldn't have the faith that I have today. I truly believe that an "unseen hand" was guiding our forefathers to write that great document that caused us to break away from the "mother country", then several years later they re-established our needs and freedoms in what is the foundation of our government today.

My ancestors came here upon the Mayflower in search of religious freedom and they found it. I have ancestors that fought in the Revolutionary War to preserve that freedom. I've since had other branches of my ancestry come to America for that very reason... freedom. They've come from Poland, England and it's various sisters in the UK. They crossed the plains to preserve that freedom that was truly theirs and prepared to fight for it again. I'm proud to be an American. I'm proud of the heritage that I have that has brought me to this point as well. It's what makes this country great.

I think that in this time of dissent that we've forgotten what's important as a nation. I really wish we could go back to the unity of September 12, 2001. When this nation stood together in pain and the face of trajedy. We forgot our differences and united as a nation to stand against our newly realized enemy.

On a day like this, I hope we're able to stand together again and show our thankfulness for being able to stand up and criticize and realize that the very thing we're doing is using the right that people are fighting to preserve.

Thank you for giving me the ability to to type my silly
little rants, post my views and blast at others.
You are true heroes and because if it I'm grateful!


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Sheila said...

Wow! Great post and great pics!!