We became the country that would ultimately lead the world in commerce, as well as altruism, never before or since equaled.
Tomorrow we celebrate the legal holiday of Independence Day, the Fourth of July. But it is much greater than a time to light up your barbecue or light up firecrackers.
All over the world we have spread our service men and women in a never-ending stand for world peace.
Whether or not it works out, we will never stop trying.
Our direction as Americans is as inbred as our fabled apple pie.
The simplest thing of significance I can do as an American this Fourth of July is pray for our troops and say God bless America – this land is ours and still free.