Friday, July 03, 2015

July 4, 2015

I'm supposed to be a wordsmith, but I really don't know how to fully express the way I feel. Tomorrow, we celebrate the anniversary of the birth of this nation--a nation, as Lincoln put it, "conceived under God." And when I look around me, I'm saddened by the events of our world, and those taking place in our own nation.

We'll fly our flag this weekend, as we do almost every day. We'll join in the singing of our national anthem when it's played. We'll vote and work and pray for our nation.

When I was commissioned an officer in the Air Force, I took an oath to preserve, protect, and defend our nation from all enemies, both foreign and domestic. I still try to live up to those words.

I hope each of us on this Independence Day will pause to reflect on what it has taken for us to be citizens of a free nation. As it's been put so eloquently, America was founded on the principles of being "one nation, under God, indivisible...with liberty and justice for all."

I'll be taking a blogging hiatus for the balance of July (in case anyone notices). Enjoy the month. I'll see you in August.

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