Wednesday, July 04, 2007

Have A Wonderful Independence Day!

PAM is patriotic!!
Greetings on this important day! I hope we all have good food and lots of fun, but most importantly, I hope we reflect on why we are celebrating today! Let's remember:
Freedom isn't free!
We must remain vigilant and maintain our freedom!

Below is an article written by Doctor Bill Frist, a former US Senator from Tennessee. I trust you'll be inspired by it and reminded of what a great country we live in!

God bless you and GOD BLESS AMERICA!

(Following posted by Dr. Bill Frist)

America is not just good. It’s great. I saw it just weeks ago when I was in Russia, where the rule of law is in question, where there is no true freedom of the press, where men don’t live to the age of 59 years old.

I saw it In Darfur in February when Karyn and I witnessed the absence of hope because of an unjust government who committed atrocities upon its people. And I saw it in southwest Kenya, where I operated on a child with a disease in his chest that we had eradicated long ago in this country.

I know polls show that Americans are down on our government now. But they are not down on our country and its greatness! The Fourth of July highlights our national pride unlike any other holiday. With traditions like family barbeques and fireworks, we celebrate our nation’s birthday and the optimism that drives our country to great heights. We also honor the beliefs that have made our nation special . . . beliefs like the importance of freedom and equality and respect for inalienable rights.

These same principles have made America the land of opportunity and a shining example for others throughout the world. As the brave men and women of our military fight for the preservation of those values that are at risk much more than any of us would like to believe, it’s important that we face the difficult challenges confronting our nation’s trademark optimism . . . an optimism that has helped make our country great.

As President Reagan said, “There are no great limits to growth because there are no limits of human intelligence, imagination, and wonder.” America’s best days truly lie ahead.

posted by: Bill Frist, M.D.


FoUrTh said...

God Bless America!

I love that Pam is soooo patriotic!!

Great Post!

FoUrTh said...

Oops as you can see I am signed is as FoUrTh!

I am Jennifer although Fourth agrees!

Jodi said...

Wishing you a Happy Independence Day, Pam! I enjoyed this post ~ we've many freedoms to be thankful for.

Lyndy said...

Yes, we have many things to be thankful for. Hope you had a great day.

Happymama said...

Thanks for sharing that with us. And I love the PAM picture. Hilarious.


Anonymous said...

I know how much you like President Bush and was wondering if you heard what he said about Islam and Christianity being from the same light just different lights? That doesn't sound good at all!

Pam said...

luvvom: I LOVE President Bush! But I never said I agree with him 100% on everything. Yes, I've heard him speak on Islam, and always in a "politically correct" tone. That is one major point I disagree with him on, and there are many others small issues I don't agree with him on. Overall though, he is one of my heros for many reasons. I respect his stand on doing what he believes is right and not tucking his tail and running away from adversity. I love his true compassion and tears which he is not afraid to shed. I HATE the way the main stream media portrays him.

Webutante said...

Thank you for posting this by Bill Frist!