Sunday, July 08, 2007

Happy Belated Independence Day

I've been greatly distracted lately by other endeavors -- one of which I'll write about in the next post -- and let my favorite holiday slip by without wishing everyone a Happy Independence Day. I hope everyone had a safe and enjoyable day in remembrance of our Independence.

Even though I didn't post my thoughts about it on ConservaChick, the nuances of the day did not slip past me. As I lobbed a serve over the volleyball net at my relatives, a question crossed my mind: When did Americans begin to villify the wealthy in this country? After all, the founding fathers were all quite wealthy and risked everything to break with Mother England. Had they not been brave and willing to finance our break from the monarchy, we would certainly not be celebrating our independence every year. The wealthy in this country often do great things for others and it goes unnoticed and unappreciated. It would be nice if more Americans would recognize that and be more appreciative of the blessings we are given.

My heartfelt thanks go out every year at this time to all of those brave men in our past who brought us our freedom and to those brave men and women who guard our freedom today. I pray our troops currently overseas today will be celebrating Independence Day with their families this time next year.

God bless this great country and our courageous heroes both past and present! We are all richer for them.

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