05 July 2009 ~ 3 Comments

Happy Fourth of July!

President Obama sent me a letter…okay, not just me but it had my name on it. It reads:

Dear Loco–

This weekend, our family will join millions of others in celebrating America. We will enjoy the glow of fireworks, the taste of barbeque, and the company of good friends. As we all celebrate this weekend, let’s also remember the remarkable story that led to this day.

Two hundred and thirty-three years ago, our nation was born when a courageous group of patriots pledged their lives, fortunes, and sacred honor to the proposition that all of us were created equal.

Our country began as a unique experiment in liberty — a bold, evolving quest to achieve a more perfect union. And in every generation, another courageous group of patriots has taken us one step closer to fully realizing the dream our founders enshrined on that great day.

Today, all Americans have a hard-fought birthright to a freedom which enables each of us, no matter our views or background, to help set our nation’s course. America’s greatness has always depended on her citizens embracing that freedom — and fulfilling the duty that comes with it.

As free people, we must each take the challenges and opportunities that face this nation as our own. As long as some Americans still must struggle, none of us can be fully content. And as America comes ever closer to achieving the perfect Union our founders dreamed, that triumph — that pride — belongs to all of us.

So today is a day to reflect on our independence, and the sacrifice of our troops standing in harm’s way to preserve and protect it. It is a day to celebrate all that America is. And today is a time to aspire toward all we can still become.

With very best wishes,

President Barack Obama

Well said Mr. President…4th of July has always been a holiday for those other Americans but what a way to encourage all Americans to acknowledge it.

Happy Birthday USA  and God Bless you!


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3 Responses to “Happy Fourth of July!”

  1. Joe 6 July 2009 at 6:54 am Permalink

    Y'know, we let you win, we didn't want stinky America! 😛

    • Locohama 6 July 2009 at 7:34 am Permalink

      yeah, yeah, yeah hehehe…well, on behalf of my country, I'm grateful to the British Empire for your lack of foresight for we all know that the US, though I agree it might stink at times, is one helluva country! (and gave the Crown a helping hand a number of times I believe.) :-b
      thanks for the shout Joe

    • areason2write 6 July 2009 at 1:54 pm Permalink

      that was a great letter – I am guessing my copy got lost in the mail. 😎 Maybe Mr. Obama doesn't have my Indian address. hee hee

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