Happy 4th of July! Today we remember our heritage and celebrate the amazing freedoms we enjoy everyday.
Michelle Malkin has posted this portion of a speech given by Zell Miller during the last Republican National Convention in 2004. Michelle felt it was extremely appropriate for Independence Day and I agree.
"Never in the history of the world has any soldier sacrificed more for the freedom and liberty of total strangers than the American soldier.
And, our soldiers don't just give freedom abroad, they preserve it for us here at home.
For it has been said so truthfully that it is the soldier, not the reporter, who has given us the freedom of the press.
It is the soldier, not the poet, who has given us freedom of speech.
It is the soldier, not the agitator, who has given us the freedom to protest.
It is the soldier who salutes the flag, serves beneath the flag, whose coffin is draped by the flag, who gives that protester the freedom he abuses to burn that flag." --- Zell Miller
As we celebrate the 4th, we try to reconnect with those values and ideas that have brought us to the where we are today. I read a large number of blog entries early this morning and found great wisdom in many of them. Certainly blogging itself has become one of our greatest freedoms. Thousands of us are sharing our ideas, our faith, our values and our spirit with the entire world today.
It would be wonderful if we could read them all.
Take some time today to both read the ideas posted by others and share your vision yourself. I'm not sure you could do anything more patriotic.