Happy 233rd Birthday, U.S.A.!
 
Jennifer Wilson

On Saturday, we’ll celebrate the 233rd anniversary of the incorporation of our fine nation, the U.S.A.  The entrepreneurial spirit that has defined our nation was certainly in full glory when our founding fathers struck out on their own to found an independent entity where life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness were critical core values.

 

I thank God that I was born in this nation, where I am allowed  to pursue my goals, travel freely, marry the man of my choosing, worship openly, challenge norms, express my views, choose my leaders and live the American dream.  I give thanks for the amazing topography, beauty and bounty of this great nation.

 

I also thank the men and women of this nation who have dedicated themselves to a life of service for our country – whether in government, politics, community service, non-profits, public education and so many other noble professions that give strength and power to our nation’s infrastructure.

 

I especially thank the brave soldiers who serve, or have served, in our armed forces, including my father, mother, grandfather, uncles, cousins and many friends.  The sacrifice and courage of those who protect our nation and lend support to those in other countries who need it is staggering and humbles me as I compare my daily contributions to our nation’s commerce.

 

I am proud to be an American and to have the good fortune to celebrate yet another anniversary of our nation’s birth.  God bless you on this holiday weekend and God bless the U.S.A.!  Enjoy your favorite 4th of July tradition.

 

Gratefully,

 

Jen

 

P.S. Please note that ConvergenceCoaching will be closed on Friday, July 3rd to celebrate the holiday with our families. For some fun facts about the 4th of July and our nation, visit the U.S. Census Newsroom by clicking here.  Feel free to post a comment on our blog about your favorite 4th of July tradition!

 

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