I don’t know about you, but I’m very grateful to be a citizen of the United States of America. Without a doubt, we as a country face many, many problems. One only has to think about the upcoming election to realize the shape we are in. That being said, we’ve faced a multitude of issues over our 240 years, but we have always made it through. And, please God, we will continue to do so.
As we celebrate our Independence Day, my own thoughts echo these words from a letter 41-year-old John Adams wrote to his wife of the Declaration : “I am apt to believe that it will be celebrated, by succeeding generations, as the great anniversary Festival. It ought to be commemorated, as the day of deliverance by solemn acts of devotion to God Almighty. It ought to be solemnized with pomp and parade, with shews, games, sports, guns, bells, bonfires and illuminations from one End of this Continent to the other from this time forward forever more.”
May God bless the United States of America, the land of the free and home of the brave.
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