This is a selection from the full post published by Her View from Home on July 4, 2021.
“Dear son. . .
As an American, you’re part of the greatest country on Earth. You’re given a wealth of opportunities to be whoever you want to be and do whatever you hope to do. You’re given the freedom of religion, of speech, and of the press. You are granted the rights of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.
Never forget that these are gifts so many people in the world do not have.
Never forget that these freedoms did not come for free. . .
So hold onto them and protect them. Use them. Don’t let other people or your own fears keep you from pursuing them. . .
Never forget that you live in a country where you can further yourself, where you can chase dreams and make them happen.
Never forget the rich beauty of living in such a diverse country. Learn all you can from everyone you meet, for everyone has something to teach.
Never forget that our flag stands for something great. It stands for freedom, for opportunity, for safe harbor. . .
Never forget that it’s OK to agree to disagree, that you can hold different beliefs than someone else yet still get along with them. . .
Never forget to be proud to be an American. And never forget that you can help mold this country into one that you’re even more proud of in the future.”
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