As we celebrate this weekend and Tuesday the 4th of July, let us remember in our hearts and family cookout why we celebrate. The last number of years have divided the right and left to such a degree that we are seeing people on both sides moved to violence. With that in mind I remember this clip being important enough for my grandparents, and father all whom have served. I find my self looking to this explanation, that we seem to be loosing sight of as the next news scandal breaks. I think this is the true meaning as it should be for all who call America home.
These “trivial” things like our Flag and Pledge belong to all who shelter in her borders. Immigrant or natural born our Citizens and our commitment to unify behind our Flag and Founding documents are what makes this country Unique. American covers the great diversity to meld, join, and support both our differences and beliefs that “All men are created equal.” As a woman I believe it covers me too. This country was formed of the belief that we can find ways to come together to focus on our strengths not be divided by our differences, and if need be set them slightly to the side if only for a moment to the good of all. With the rules of law upheld by we who live, work, and create families here.
While this is my fondest wish, I also live in the world of today. I see parts of both here in reality land, and my honesty, usually relegatess me to one side or the other. My biggest wish for the generations my family and friends currently foster will get to live in my vision of what ‘American’ should be. So as we enjoy moms homemade potato salad while, the men handle ‘The Grill’ all the way to the fireworks shows after dark… I hope we pass on the essence of America and how special we are. Bought and paid with lives of the fallen to give us the peace we have today. To come together, to be free! Let us remember the difference we can make in the world with that vision both here and abroad.
I hope it does not take an Independence Day for us to see the true path here in America, and around the world. Happy 4th! Be Happy and Safe. Don’t forget to like, subscribe, and share. See our latest on Facebook, Google+, Pintrest, Twitter, and of course here! Jens Perspective. What’s your family tradition?
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