Friday, July 4, 2014

Day 185, July 4

I love America.  I love the story of how America came to be. I love knowing that America was divinely ordained as a land of God, a land of freedom, a land of opportunity.  I love America, despite the problems that beset her, despite her sometimes corrupt leaders.

I know:  I'm being sappy.  I can't help it.  Each Fourth of July, I watch movies about patriotism, courage, and
heroes. I carry the images in my mind of my father in his Navy uniform when he served in the Pacific Theatre in Worldl War II.  I think of the brothers he lost during the War.  And I revere those who served and are now serving our country, to defend us from our enemies, to preserve our way of life.

Joy for today:  being an American.

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