This year, more than most, people who love America, especially in some parts of the country hit by strife, need to know that they are not alone. They need to know that we who love our country outnumber the mob who with do destroy it. They need to know that regardless of race, ancestry, or religion that we are all one country, one American people.
God our Father, Giver of life, we entrust the United States of America to Your loving care.
Demand you freedom this Independence Day. In many cities and towns across America, there will be no fireworks, no parades, no large gatherings, but tearing down and defacing monuments will undoubtedly be allowed.
So much more than a decoration or a national logo, the American flag represents the American ideals espoused in our founding document: "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." Honoring and respecting the flag is how we express our unending support for these ideas.
Americans especially have so much to be thankful for. Today's the day to really take stock of the gifts we've been given. Happy Thanksgiving!
Happy Veteran's Day to all who served.
Happy Constitution Day!
Firefighters, police, EMT's, soldiers showed up, first by the score, then by the dozen, finally by the hundreds. Each hero committing their own separate acts of courage great and small.