Patriotism means a lot of different things to people, but to me it's always been about doing right by others as a show of who we are as Americans. This country was born from the blood of people who desired freedom from oppression.
Throughout our history this country has fought. First to become an individual country, then for the rights of its various groups of people, and today we send our bravest out into the world to protect others who find themselves the victims of violent tyrants.
It's amazing how blessed we are today to have freedom to be our own individual selves without fear of government suppression. Dreams can become reality with hard work and perseverance. The rights we have in this country are special and not be taken for granted.
I hope everyone has a safe holiday and remember to be kind and patient with one another in your travels. This holiday isn't about the food, fireworks or parties, it's about the people.
We as Americans, together as one.
GOD BLESS AMERICA, LAND OF THE FREE.