Remember Our America
I appreciate those who have served our country, including my brother and two brothers-in-law who were in the Navy during World War II. I have a love for America that was ingrained in me from the time I was a young boy. My father was born in Australia and his family immigrated here as did my maternal grandparents who came from Sweden. My grandfather, Francis D. Horman walked across the plains of Wyoming to Utah with a company of Utah Pioneers. Can you believe that I knew my great-aunt, Annie Horman Green who was a little girl in that wagon train? They came here because America was the land of opportunity. They came because of the freedoms we enjoy and sometimes take for granted. I am truly grateful to live in the United States of America. May God continue to bless America.
– Fred S.
My heart is so full. I am so grateful for my wonderful husband, children, grandchildren and all my extended family and friends. I am grateful for this beautiful country we live in and all those who currently serve and have served to give us those freedoms we enjoy every day. Today we sang My Country Tis of Thee, we usually stand for these songs, today we sat. I was just asking my husband why we weren’t standing when Woody and Dawn stood. Thank you for standing and getting the rest of us on our feet. We have always taught our children to be respectful of our flag and our veterans. I hope they remembered this 4th of July when they were watching the parade to stand and place their hands over their hearts when the veterans came by with the flag. I hope they remembered to place their hand over their hearts while the national anthem is being played. Please remember in your travels when you see a member of the armed forces to thank them for their service to our country. We have always gotten the biggest smiles and “You’re Welcome” from those we talk to during our travels. They are always grateful to be remembered. It’s disheartening to see so many around us forget these simple gestures of respect.
I am so grateful for all that I have and the freedoms I enjoy. Thanks to my dad and stepdad for serving our country so faithfully! We would not enjoy these freedoms without those brave men and women that have served our country so valiantly.
– Crystal W.