July 5, 2013

Happy 237th Birthday America!

Today, July 4th, I am truly thankful for the blessing to live in a country that allows its citizens to freely live as they choose.  I’m thankful for the brave men and women in centuries past that have sacrificed their lives so that their future generations can have equality and the liberty to pursue happiness as they see fit. I am also thankful for our current military men and women who are sacrificing their lives to maintain our country’s freedom. 
May they continue to be watched over and may their family (in the US or abroad) be blessed for their sacrifices.

I remember while in elementary school (in the 1980s… yes, I’m THAT old), it was almost a morning ritual for everyone to say the Pledge of Allegiance and then sing at least one of the patriotic songs, such as “God Bless America”, “My Country Tis of Thee”, or “The Star Spangled Banner”. But, in recent times, these patriotic acts are either done away with, or in the process of disappearing. Of course, I’m sure we all know the reasons behind this kind of abolishment. 

Anyway, I’m not here to start a debate. I’m just here to share with you how I remember my childhood and what I loved (and miss) about it.

Today I leave with you one of my favorite patriotic songs.