For the red, white and blue.
Today, in this country, we celebrate Independence Day. As I take a moment to reflect on the many freedoms we are fortunate enough to have, I give thanks for all of those who gave their lives so that you and I can enjoy this great land. Although it is not a perfect nation by any means, we do have freedoms and opportunities many people around the world do not have.
I was born in Cuba and lived there under a communist regime. I could write a book about what my family went through. A lot to tell. But, for now, let me just say that I am grateful for the blessings we enjoy as citizens of this great country.
Happy Independence Day, ‘Merica!
What are you thankful for today?
Until next Thursday’s post…si Dios quiere.
“We hold these Truths to be self-evident, that all Men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness.”
-Thomas Jefferson, Declaration of Independence
“Let every nation know, whether it wishes us well or ill, that we shall pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship, support any friend, oppose any foe to assure the survival and the success of liberty.”
-John F. Kennedy
“Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn’t pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same.”