Independence Day 2009

In spite of everything that is currently happening in our country, the economy, losses of loved ones, homes and jobs, we still need to pause and reflect on what we DO have in our lives! As we celebrate the Fourth of July this week, let’s do so with a patriotic spirit of gratitude and faithfulness, and celebrate a land where we can still embrace our freedoms and liberties.

The United States–as a country and as a people–have joined together through countless tragedies, depressions and battles, and bounced back each time. We shall again, and it will take our "united-ness" to do it.

We are more than a geographic location on the globe.
We are a people of sheer determination.
We are a people of amazing inner drive.
We are a people of creativity and vision.
We are a people of boundless persistence.
We are a people of great faith.
And THAT is ALL worth celebrating this Independence Day!

"God Bless the USA"

If tomorrow all the things were gone
I’d worked for all my life,
And I had to start again
with just my children and my wife,
I’d thank my lucky stars
to be living here today,
‘Cause the flag still stands for freedom
and they can’t take that away.
I’m proud to be an American
where at least I know I’m free,
And I won’t forget the men who died
who gave that right to me,
And I gladly stand up next to you
and defend her still today,
‘Cause there ain’t no doubt I love this land
God Bless the USA.

-Lyrics by Lee Greenwood

Sheryl Roush
Proud American
Speaker and 12-time Author
Co-Author of the forthcoming book, Heart of a Military Woman, releasing Veteran’s Day, Nov. 2009