Thank God for Independence Day!

When Mayor Ike perfects his address,
And fireman Ross polishes the chrome, 
Then Veterans in their uniforms dress, 
When America again is loved as home;   
And little Bobby and Jan get excited, 
As proud flags are raised with the hoist, 
When fireworks are set to be ignited, 
And patriotic eyes become all moist; 
As we pledge the flag and anthems sing, 
And celebrate the sound of freedom’s ring... 
Thank God for Independence Day! 
When the crowds search for shady spaces, 
And foreigners with hungry eyes stare, 
Then excitement shines in little faces, 
As freedom’s spirit permeates the air; 
When high school bands march with dancing feet, 
And Private Rankin is standing tall,  
As the Stars and Stripes adorn each street, 
When Sally Jenkins answers the call; 
As whistles scream and Liberty Bell rings, 
And the eagles soar on majestic wings... 
Thank God for Independence Day!

I always get excited when the Fourth of July is near, when it arrives I am reminded of how thankful and proud I am to be an American. 
I want to thank each and every one who has ever had a part in obtaining, defending and promoting our freedom in this great land.
Does she have flaws? Certainly! But I still am convinced she is the greatest country in the world. 
God bless the men and women who have given of themselves to insure our liberty. 
May God continue to bless the United States of America!

Written by Loyd Taylor, June 18, 2009

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