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Let’s celebrate Independence Day

Hannie Wolf
Albion, Neb.

If you were to ask me which is my favorite holiday I would say it is July 4th. It’s the day every American should pause for a moment and thank God for having led us to the promised land.

Americans are a people of every race, color and creed, all of whom come here in search of a better life.

Americans can enjoy freedom of speech. They may practice any religion or none at all. Americans often fight in other lands, not to conquer them, but to set their people free.

America is not a perfect country. Wedged between the Atlantic to the east, the Pacific to the west and the Gulf of Mexico to the south, it is a breeding ground for turbulent weather patterns. No stranger to fires, floods and droughts, blizzards, earthquakes, tornadoes and hurricanes, Americans are survivors and willingly come to the aid of their neighbors. Out of many they become one.

Americans tamed a wilderness and made it into the breadbasket of the world. No one could have said it better than Woodrow Wilson when he coined the phrase, “The interesting and inspiring thing about America is that she asks nothing for herself except what she has a right to ask for humanity itself.”

Happy 234th Birthday America, and many happy returns of the day!