Our recent trip to Gettysburg and Washington DC reminded me how much I have to be grateful for as an American.
Gratitude for freedoms that some people in the world may never know.
Gratitude for leaders, past and present, who have the courage and wisdom to lead our country in the right direction, trusting in Almighty God with every step.
Gratitude for those who have given the ultimate sacrifice for future generations they would never know...
and who would never know them.
As Abraham Lincoln said in his famous Gettysburg Address, "The world will little note, nor long remember what we say here, but it can never forget what they did here."
I echo those words today. We can never forget the sacrifices of those who have made it possible--who continue to make it possible--for us to enjoy the freedom of being American. We must never forget.
"It is rather for us to be here dedicated to the great task remaining before us -- that from these honored dead we take increased devotion to that cause for which they gave the last full measure of devotion -- that we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain -- that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom -- and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth."
God Bless America,
The Brown-Eyed Girl