Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Happy 4th of July

Today, we Americans, celebrate Independence Day.  A day where some 241 years ago our forefathers took pen in hand and signed the Declaration of Independence from England.  This day is traditionally celebrated with barbecues, fireworks and being with family and friends.  As we celebrate today let us remember that we are celebrating the gift of freedom that we have.  We need to use our freedom wisely so that future generations will enjoy the same ideals we embrace.  Our freedom did not come without cost.  The desire for freedom came with the reality of overcoming fear.  The founding fathers feared for their lives, their families and their freedom yet they were steadfast in their conviction of freedom.  As we celebrate this day let us take a moment to pause and reflect on the great faith and vision these men had and pray a prayer of gratitude for those who continue to fight for our freedom.  May God always bless the United States of America!

Pat Schifini, OSU

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