Symbols of America
Sea of Green
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Today I am not a southerner, or a conservative, or even a maverick. Today I am an American.
229 years ago, there were English and native and French and German and mongrels. But today, they are Americans.
Today, I don't think about the problems and crises of my country. Today I am an American.
Today I choose to celeberate all that is good and wondrous about my country. Today I thank God for all the privileges and rights I have, just by being born and living here. Today I reflect on all the people I've met and the things I've created. Because I am an American.
Today is not about barbecues or fireworks or a day off. It's not about who hates us or who likes us or who doesn't care. It's about being grateful for the millions who fought to give us a chance, to those who gave up their lives to ensure ours. It's about patriotism. For I, I am an American.
Happy birthday, America. I love you.