The greed and lust that now festers in the mind of man is nothing new. The plundering and unlawful taking of other’s commodities is traceable to history’s beginnings. The forceful voice of the power hungry is no louder now than before the event of the flood. The immorality of our nation has found areas of fertile ground to plant its seed, but a pillar of salt marked a city that embraced that philosophy.
So, friend and neighbor as you salute the stars and stripes of a nation created under God and built on a foundation of faith, hope, and trust, may you gain a degree of admiration for the simple farmer who puts in long hours and much hard work to feed a nation who protects him. May you look at the merchant who put his capital at risk to buy products for distribution that makes your life more pleasant, and admire him for his courage. When this parade of citizenry marches by you, look into the eyes of those great men and women who devoted their lives to acquiring the knowledge and the wisdom to use it and trained our children on how to choose a vocation of honor and how to excel in that endeavor.
View the medical complexes that stand in prominence in the landscape of our cities and be thankful astute minds chose the medical profession as a place of service to ease the pain and suffering of their fellow man.
Cast your vision toward the sky and view the aircraft transporting people, goods, and services to points all over the known world and be thankful this great nation knows no equal in the people, goods, and services transported, nor in the planes that carry them. Continue that upward view and be grateful this great nation knows of external evils and has built the protection you see in the military aircraft plying the skies in every direction and on many levels, even into the realm we know as outer space, and has equipped eager men and women to operate those protective pieces of equipment.