Friday, July 3, 2009

Independence Day

As I contemplate the freedoms this country offers
and the wealth I enjoy
that goes far beyond the monetary
As I celebrate our liberty
and revere our heroes and our fallen
I remember with pride those who came before--
Those who sacrificed so our country could be born
Those who died defending democracy
Those who taught me the meaning of heroism and courage
Those who inspired me through words and music
to look in the mirror and become a better citizen of this great planet.

To them I am forever indebted.

Happy Fourth of July
Long may that Star-Spangled Banner Yet Wave

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