Monday, July 12, 2010
SO the 4th of July just past and I realized something. people in this country are patriotic one day a year and that to me is very sad. I am not saying I am not guilty of the same thing but I from now on will be making a conscious effort to show my love for this country all the time day in and day out. I am 100% American. When people ask me are you irish the answer will be no I am American through and through. Now I do not at all agree with what our current federal government is doing or who our leader is but I know that it is because of this country I am allowed to disagree with our elected officials. We live in a country where I as a woman can where what I want go where I want say what I want look like what I want and believe what I want. These freedoms of mine I know are rare and did not come cheaply. I thank all of those who have served, I am in debt to all of those who have died and I will always be in awe of all of those who give up everything for people they don't know and will more than likely never meet. To join an armed force is not for the money they don't make much and it's not just to blow things up (ok not only to blow things up) it is to dedicate years of your life if not your whole life to a selfless act. So next time you see a man or woman in uniform swallow your pride and thank them because you never know what they might have given up for you to be here. Or when you see a veteran tell them how much we aprichate all that they went through for us to have our Ipods, cell phoes, and computers today. There is no way we can repay them but the lest we could do is support and show our gratitude.