Abraham Lincoln, in addressing the Illinois senate, said that “America was the almost chosen people – the last, best hope of earth.” Since 1776, millions have looked to the United States for help. Our soldiers have fought in every part of the world to bring peace and democracy there.
I have traveled to many other countries in the world, but I have to tell you, I am still overcome with emotion when I see Old Glory waving in the breeze. I love it because it represents our freedom as citizens of this country – freedom to live and work as we desire. But I am even more overcome with gratitude because we have been given the privilege and the responsibility and the joy to freely, without any kind of coercion, worship God. What a sacred heritage we have.
I hope you, along with your friends, will join us on Saturday, July 1, as we celebrate our freedom with an evening of good food, great entertainment, games for the whole family, face painting, a clown, a photo booth, a raffle, lots of giveaways…and a spectacular fireworks display.
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