Whether land, sea, or air, we have no equal in our ability to design, build, and utilize the tools of trade, protection, and consumption. Be proud of the contingent of military personnel who pass in the parade before you and let you hearts swell with pride in their training, experience, and devotion and know the freedom you cherish is safe because they chose to devote a career in that great service. So friend and neighbor, look among you and be thankful that each of us have something in common.
We are citizens of the greatest country to ever exist, and each of us have contributions we can offer to keep it strong and healthy and to hand it off to the generation who follows us that we may mature it into the nation the God who authorized its existence will be pleased.
History records that we have made mistakes in our past. Profit by them. It is being written today recording the actions we have taken; let your contribution be worthy of preserving for posterity, that they may benefit from your actions.
No future has been promised, but as surely as the sun rises in the morning and sets it the evening, we must plan for a new day to be born. Plan for that event and purpose that you will be a wise steward and find the true joy of serving others that this great nation will be worthy of its leadership in God’s honor roll of favored nations.
God bless America!
Arnold Pitchford, Weatherford