Sunday, July 4, 2010

Happy Birthday America

"It ought to be solemnized with Pomp and Parade, with Shews [Shows], Games, Sports, Guns, Bells, Bonfires and Illuminations from one End of this Continent to the other from this Time forward forever more.” ~ John Adams

Our nation’s birthday has been celebrated on every continent, even Antarctica in 1934, by Richard Byrd, when he was at his base Little America. This outpouring of patriotism around the globe makes me thankful to be a citizen of the United States of America. As I prepare for my holiday that is filled with tributes to our nation’s Independence Day, I just want to add my thanks. Thanks to the nameless and numberless many who have sacrificed of themselves so our nation can be who and what it is today. Not only thanks to my family members past, present, and future who have, are, and will serve, but a huge thank you to the people dedicated to the cause of freedom that have enabled me the rights, among a long list of others, to be who I want to be, say what I want to say, and believe what I choose to believe. My gratitude goes out to those who have, are, and will voluntarily give of their lives, time, and effort, in order to ensure my freedoms, and the freedoms of all United States citizens, are protected.

My debt to these people are incalculable and my meager thanks too little for all they have done. So to all those expressing their thanks, I want to add mine to the chorus and say “Thank You.” The words may seem too little and trite, but the emotion behind them is not.


chuck said...

Now, let's blow some crap up!

Patty Cady said...

Nice chuck! Only if it's a set of saturn missiles that we can knock onto it's side, pointing toward us, as we run away.

Awwww...childhood memories. How did we survive?!?

chuck said...

good question, how did we survive????