The cement of this union is the heart-blood of every American
~ Thomas Jefferson ~
|Painting by Arnold Friberg|
Tonight as fireworks burst in air across this great nation I will bow my knee in prayer and thank God for His grace and mercy toward our great country. I will pray for the protection of those who serve today. And I will thank God for those who went before; for their sacrifice, devotion, faith, and perseverance in the struggle for freedom and liberty. Men of character who set aside the comforts of home and family to provide the sanctity and way of life we enjoy today. The land of the free and the home of the brave. Long may she wave.