Happy 237th Birthday, USA!
Jennifer Wilson

On July 4th, we’ll celebrate the 237th anniversary of the incorporation of our fine nation, the United States of America. 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 – and are – 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 person 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, community service, public education and so many other noble professions that give strength and power to our nation’s infrastructure.

I especially give thanks to the brave soldiers who serve, or have served, in our armed forces, including my father, my mother, grandfather, uncles, cousins and many friends. The sacrifice and courage of those who protect our nation and lend support to those in other parts of the world is staggering and makes my daily contributions to our nation’s commerce feel small and cushy comparatively.

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 this holiday week and God bless the U.S.A.!




This blog was updated and re-posted today in honor of our nation’s birth.


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  • John on July 7, 2013

    Jennifer could not agree more with you, we are blessed to have born in this beautiful country, where we live and practice our beliefs with out any suppression and can live our life of our choice. There are quite a few people who curse the country for not providing them enough, little jobs, recession and what not? But they should remember that there are millions of people outside United States, who would be willing to do any thing to be in their shoes.

  • Jennifer Wilson
    Jennifer on July 8, 2013

    Thanks for the comments, John. Your sentiment about our taking our privileges for granted is right on target. I am guilty of not appreciating the blessings we have as Americans enough and it’s fortunate that we have several holidays each year to remind us of the great fortunate we have living here in the U.S.

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