Usually July 4, our country’s birthday, is ushered in with parades, flags and pride.
However, with news of a war we never won, loss of respect by our allies, a president whose trust among our people is gradually fading and who is depleting our armed forces by the recent release of 1,100 Army captains, it seems a bit difficult to celebrate as we should.
Then, too, the June 25 editorial states that a recent survey ranks our state of Illinois, this wonderful land of Abraham Lincoln, as the fourth most corrupt state in the nation.
Isn’t it about time we show our loyalty to the God who created us all and our respect for the men who were wise enough to ask His guidance as they wrote the Declaration of Independence?
Perhaps the American people, and our politicians, would be interested in reading the proclamation written by President Lincoln in 1863 at the request of the United States Senate; its main theme was God and prayer.
A note: Last night my granddaughter, Army Capt. Meredith Morris, who served two tours in Afghanistan, called her parents to tell them her name was not on the list of released captains.