Today is July 4th, and those of us who live in the U.S. are marking a day that commemorates our country's independence. While we still have a long way to go, there are so many freedoms we are guaranteed here that people in other countries can only dream of. We have the right to worship as we choose, or not at all. We are allowed to criticize our government loudly and frequently, without fear of punishment. Do we have room for improvement? Absolutely, but on the whole, we're pretty darn lucky.
A Prayer for the Fourth
Gods of liberty, goddesses of justice,
watch over those who would fight for our freedoms.
May freedom be given to all people,
around the world,
no matter what their faith.
Keep our soldiers safe from harm,
and protect them in your light,
so that they may return to their families
and their homes.
Goddesses of liberty, gods of justice,
hear our call, and light the sky,
your torch shining in the night,
that we may find our way back to you,
and bring people together, in unity.
I ask this in honor of my sons, Nathan(Air Force)
re posted from Patti Wigington,at About.com Guide