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Happy July 4th – Let’s Celebrate Our Freedom!

Friday, July 4, 2008

What an incredible day this is, not only for Americans, but the entire world. On that July 4th in 1776 when those 56 brave men signed the Declaration of Independence they were committing a treasonous act in defying King George and Great Britain, then the most powerful nation on earth.

They knew full well that they would be going to war against one of the greatest Armies and Navies. They risked everything and despite the overwhelming odds they won.

In that victory we established a unique system of government that still inspires people in other nations, 239 years later.

It inspired me, even though I was born and raised in Canada, I still needed the incredible sense of freedom one has as a United States citizen. I will never forget the second most incredible moment in my life (the birth of my two children, still ranks as number one), taking the oath of allegiance to become a United States Citizen in 1991 and hearing Lee Greenwood’s “God Bless The USA” while waving the Stars & Stripes among two thousand new citizens.

This past  June, I was fortunate to see Lee Greenwood perform his song live and it brought tears to my eyes.

So on this July 4th, I thank this nation for everything it has given me; great opportunity in the pursuit of life, liberty and happiness and most importantly, FREEDOM.

Posted: 1545PT 07/04/08


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