I believe that patriotism must be taught and celebrated in families, communities, schools and wherever United States of Americans gather. We are truly "the land of the free and the home of the brave." On Independence Day we are at our best celebrating the freedom our country offers in our own unique way.
The Farmer Fred Award Runner-Up for July 2013 is presented to:
Happy Birthday America
originally published July 3, 2013
Tomorrow we will celebrate.
The United States of America turns 237.
Which means a chance for all of us to celebrate as Americans, in any way we choose.
We may play with our puppy.
Round up our kittens.
Ride our ponies.
Go to the zoo.
We may swim in the lake.
Or swim in the pool.
We might wade in slowly.
Wherever you are, I hope the day is sunny.
So you can ride your motorcycle.
Watch a parade.
Tour an interesting structure.
Maybe you will go to the park.
Get a little dizzy.
Hang from your knees.
And play with your cousins.
You might have an adventure.
Then finish the evening with a bonfire.
And light a few fireworks.
To honor the home of the brave.
Enjoy the weekend.