Post Fourth of July

With our Fourth of July partying winding down, let me first say, I hope everyone had a memorable, wonderful fourth. It truly feels like summer during this great day. With all the BBQs, concerts, baseball games, and fireworks, it can seem as if we’re only celebrating summer, not our independence and freedom from Great Britain.

Our independence and freedom are something America should be proud of. Many people around the world have no idea what it means to be free. They have no idea what it is like to be able to walk out of their homes feeling safe and secure. In result of our fore fathers, Americans know what this feels like.

I am blessed to have grown up in America, to have known what it is like to feel safe, and to be able to make my own life choices without someone holding me back. I am blessed to be free to do with my education as I please. Lastly, I am blessed because I have wonderful influences around me.

Take pride in the national anthem and pledge of allegiance. This is who we are. Do not be timid when pledging your allegiance to our great country. We are the home of the brave and the land of the free. There is no problem beimg an American, so embrace it and be proud.

As your festivities slow down, take the time to remember all those who came before you to make our country great. Remember those aprox. 1,336,382+ soldiers who died in the Revolutionary War, War of 1812, The Mexican War, The Civil War, The Spanish American War, World War 1, World War 2, The Korean War, The Vietnam War, The Gulf War, The Iraq War, and every war in between. They fought so every American could have their freedom. Do not forget those veterns and current soldiers who were and have been lucky to not have died in conflicts to keep us safe. Be greatful for your freedom, not everyone is lucky enough to know it.

Happy post Fourth of July

Be thankful for who you are,
Beth:)

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