God bless, Happy 4th of July

Posted by Brenda Yoho

The American flag has stood as a symbol of freedom and justice for over 225 years. I have three American flags in beautiful cases presented to our family as members of our family were laid to rest. Through wars, times of peace, celebrations of victory, and times of honor, the sight of the American flag has given notice to enemies and assurances to allies that democracy lives. No other symbol captures the power and glory of our nation like the American flag.

To learn facts about the flag please visit this website: https://nationalflagfoundation.org/10-fascinating-facts-about-the-american-flag/

The fireworks light up the sky! It is beautiful to watch! Grills are cooking, and the aroma floating in the air invites us to backyards without a formal invitation. The laughter of children playing echoes through the neighborhood. Thankful to have all of this after the challenges we have faced.

There is so much to be done to heal our nation. Emotions are guiding the decision-making process, and we are not looking clearly at all we are doing. As individuals, we have to pause and think about why so many people are trying to come to America? What are we doing to continue to shape patriotic values in order for our country to continue to be the best? “America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves.”~Abram Lincoln

I am reminded today of my father-in-law, mother- in -law and husband's brothers. We are a military family. My father-in-law served in the Navy. My husband did as well.

There are so many who serve, those who support them, and many who feel the loss when they do not return home. Freedom is not free; someone at sometime fought to provide the rights we have.

We miss all in this newspaper article! My husband, Zeke, has done a great job serving the country, family, and others. Thankful to still have him. Enjoy a blessed 4th of July.

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