Happy Birthday! It is time to celebrate you! I am incredibly proud to be an American. This 4th of July I am sharing a list of just some of your wonderful achievements throughout your 244-year history. You have been beaten down lately, so I think it is time to remember some of your greater moments and to be grateful for you!
- You are a republic. You give voice to your people.
- You celebrate the individual and allow your citizens to dream.
- You ended slavery when you saw that it was evil.
- You gave the vote to all people, regardless of race, gender, or sexual orientation.
- You allow your people to peacefully protest and voice their complaints, without fear of retribution.
- You saved Europe from Nazi Germany, Fascist Italy and Tyrannical Japan during World War II.
- You give more money to charity than any other nation in the world. According to Giving USA in 2019, your individual citizens gave away $309.66 billion, your foundations gave $75.69 billion, your individual citizens bequeathed $43.21 billion, and your corporations donated $21.09 billion!
- You celebrate, remember, and learn from your history through amazing museums, statues, holidays and national landmarks.
- You give us freedom of religion.
- You give us freedom of speech.
- You give us the freedom to protect ourselves from evil.
- You give us so many freedoms it is easy for us to take them for granted. https://bestlifeonline.com/freedoms-americans-take-for-granted/
- You limit the government so that the government does not take over our individual rights.
- You were the first country to put a man on the moon.
- You celebrate art and fashion.
- You raise heroes who run into burning buildings as they did in New York City during 9/11.
- You gave us the U.S. Constitution, the Bill of Rights, the Declaration of Independence, the Emancipation Proclamation, and the Civil Rights Act.
- You give our citizens the stock market to invest in and the right to own our own businesses.
- You celebrate cultures and people from all walks of life, through your restaurants, stores, movies, books, festivals, music, and so much more.
- You allow each state to govern itself and have its own uniqueness.
- Your citizens invented the telegraph, the automobile, the lightbulb, the internet, the phonograph, the artificial heart, the pacemaker, microwave ovens, dental floss, hearing aids, chemotherapy, and on and on.
- You take in immigrants from all over the world.
- You offer competition within the business world so no one business can have a monopoly over U.S. citizens.
- You cherish your land by protecting it with national and state parks.
- Your military not only protects us but also actively protects people all over the world.
- You entertain us and the world with incredible movies, music, books, and television.
- You give your citizens due process. We are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.
- You give us great leaders like George Washington, Alexander Hamilton, Abraham Lincoln, Susan B. Anthony, Andrew Carnegie, Harriet Tubman, Harriet Beecher Stowe, and Martin Luther King Jr.
- You are a moral nation who wants to do what is best for your citizens and people across the globe, always re-evaluating, debating, and changing when needed.
- You allow me to love my savior Jesus Christ, to choose where I want to live, to educate my children the way I see fit, to wear what I want to wear, to vote for who I want to vote for, to go where I want to go, to love who I want to love, to listen to who I want to, to believe what I want to believe and to be whomever I want to be.
Thank you, U.S.A.! Thank you for being the country that I cherish, love and respect! Happy Birthday to the most amazing country in the world! I am proud to be your citizen and I honor you this 4th of July.
God Bless America!