Wednesday, July 01, 2009
It is my privilege to say those. A Long time ago my Dad came on a boat at 6 years old by himself in 1912 to live with his mother. He worked hard, became an American Citizen and taught us to Love and Honor Our Country. He said that his life began when he came here. Sure there were hardships, WWI, the Great Depression, WWII Korea, Viet Nam. He never served in any war. He couldn't, but he worked in the defense plants in WWII. Worked hard at trying to keep his family safe. He appreciated Life. He always said.. He saw it all and still stood proud to Be An American Citizen. The National Anthem brought tears to his eyes as it does mine.
I will cry when I hear it, no matter where I am. I am grateful for all the sacrifices that are made for my rights to live in American. I am so grateful to my Dad for making this His Home and my being Born and raised an American. It saddens me so that some people take it for granted. Call me a Flag Waver and I will stand up and Say.. You Are Darn A Right... Well I wouldn't really say Darn but I didn't want to offend anyone.
Citizen ship is an Honor and A privilege look at all who walked the grounds of Ellis Island and many other ports. To fulfill their dreams. There are still people coming here. I won't go into how.
Independence Day, the 4th of July, is a day to pay tribute and to honor those Men and women who served and still serve, defend and maintain our Nationís Freedom and Independence. Thus by providing and affording us the opportunity to publicly demonstrate their patriotism, all people and communities together with a common goals: the celebration of our Nationís birthday.
All those who Freely and without question r what the price is they have to pay.
I do not mean in the monetary sense, I mean in what each and every one of those devoted have paid and continue to pay on a daily basis. Their friends, their families, their children and their community also are paying for those rights., that we need to reflect and honor.
Look at the world around us and see all that is happening. Yet we can stand and protest and demonstrate and march and all because of those who have marched and still march in front of us.
Thank You All and I Pledge allegiance to The Flag !!!