"We on this continent should never forget that men first crossed the Atlantic not to find soil for their ploughs, but to secure liberty for their souls."
~ Robert J. McCracken
Independance day in America is really special. People all across the country in large cities to small-town America celebrate today by flocking to parades, family cook-outs, and different types of ceremonies. I will be celebrating today in Washington, DC, the capital of this great country, along with my family. We will be boarding a bus from MD at 7 a.m. and arriving in downtown DC around 8:30ish. The mission of our trip....another "Tea Party" event. We, along with 1,000's of other concerned Americans will be rallying in front of the Capitol Building. Several speakers will be at the event speaking out and motivating participants to continue to protest the socialist statism that we don’t believe in, celebrate the Constitution that we do believe in and taking action to restore limited government. This Tea Party (Taxed Enough Already) in DC will be one of thousands of AFA registered protests across the country.
I am looking forward to not only the relaxing bus ride into DC and spending quality time with my family, but for also learning and teaching my children more about our country's history and reinforcing that today's observance of Independance Day need not be totally politcal - just patriotic! Thanking God for our many blessings as a nation and praying for a renewal of the Country's moral and spiritual foundations is patriotic indeed! We need to remember our country in prayer and thanksgiving, praying for our leaders and giving thanks in all things. As a country, we are truly blessed.