Tomorrow, this nation that we call home turns 245 years old. Tomorrow we celebrate 245 years of freedom. It’s no secret that we’ve had our share of trying times. But nothing can take away the fact that this nation that we all call home is the greatest nation on the face of the Earth.
We’ve got so much to be thankful for that gets overlooked because we hear what the media wants us to hear and we see only what they want us to see. Often times we don’t take the time to turn off the news, block out the media and look around us and truly appreciate what is around us.
In recent years, we’ve become so dependent on the media to tell us what we can and can’t do, where we can and can’t go, what we can and can’t wear. We don’t take the time to express our God-given rights like we should.
245 years ago, we gained independence as a nation. We gained the right to do as we wanted, to pursue what makes us as Americans happy, we gained the right to live free, independent lives. In recent times, it seems that we have forgotten that and we choose to let others tell us what to do and when to do it.
I’m not sure about you, but in my eyes the flag still stands for freedom and they’ll never be able to change that. So live your life as you choose and always pursue happiness, but never forget those that so selflessly and courageously laid down their own lives and those who continue to fight for us abroad so that we can enjoy our freedom here back home.
243 years ago today, this beautiful country that we all live in changed forever when arguably, the most influential political figures in the history of this great country signed the Declaration of Independence. It’s because of that and so much more that we are able to live out our lives freely. It’s because of the millions of men and women that selflessly gave their lives on the frontlines of battle and those that’s continue to fight day in and day out to defend and ensure our freedom. It’s because of the courage that many people that fought fearlessly at The Battle of The Alamo, Chancellorsville, Vietnam, both World Wars, The Battle of New Orleans and so much more. Johnny Cash said it best when he said: “She’s gettin’ thread-bare and she’s wearing thin, but she’s in great shape for the shape she’s in. Cause she’s been through the fire before and I believe she can take a whole lot more.” Today, while you’re barbecuing, eating ribs, watching baseball or whatever you may do. Take a moment and be thankful for the freedom that we all enjoy. I’m incredibly proud of the ragged old flag that stands for this great country. It’s been through hell and back but it still stands tall. God Bless America. Happy Independence Day to you and yours. May we all know the real reason for this great day.