Monday, July 4, 2011

Happy Independence Day!

Suck it Brits! We are free from your reign!!!! At last!!

Okay, just wanted to pretend it was 1776 and bring up the feelings that Americans must have felt at the time. In fact, I feel proud to be an American everyday. I know this country isn't perfect. Many people spend their days complaining about what is wrong with America. Not me. I love this place. The freedoms that we have are undeniably vast compared to other places in the world. Again, we aren't perfect but damnit, I wouldn't live anywhere else. This is a great nation that I was raised to love and be proud of and I hope when I have kids, I can pass along the love that I have for the United States.

The 4th of July is more than just a day off of work for me. I feel an immense amount of pride when I see our flag, hear our National Anthem and watch the color guard go by in the annual parade I'll attend this morning. I don't focus on her imperfections but rather the great opportunities that we have here. I hope everyone has a great time celebrating today and remember to honor our country today because it is a great one.

I'll leave you with a Canadian singing God Bless America. One of my favorite performances of this song ever.

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