Wednesday, July 4, 2007
Independence Day... July 4, 1776
An awesome thing, the benefits of which we are the recipients. And now two hundred thirty-one years later... let us not take for granted what was accomplished then and what we therefore have today as a nation.
Looking back at that moment in our history, our birth as a nation what those men and women put at risk, sacrificed; and they, through their deeply held principles, insight into human nature, and moral integrity did established a great nation. We are both the beneficiaries of their accomplishments and those to whom the torch has been passed... to hold to those same self-evident truths, to be vigilant to protect and defend what they did establish; continuing to build upon the foundation they laid with materials consistent with those high ideals.