Thirteen generations - who can remember and what is still the same? Thirteen generations have fought, worked hard, developed, innovated, criss-crossed the country, built cities and dreams and raised families. Thirteen generations enjoyed the freedoms of the greatest place on earth. Thirteen generations made sacrifices - so many so young died for the freedoms that we so often take for granted. America, the champion of the world. The beacon of light and the envy of everyone. Thirteen generations that lived the Constitution written by men who verified that which was endowed by God. Thirteen generations that didn't always agree, but knew the Constitution kept us free. Thirteen generations that always left this a better place. When times were at their darkest, a brighter light showed up. A spirit of unity always prevailed. And that's what we celebrate - a country's birth date as an annual reminder of who we are and how blessed one nation under God can be.
The nostalgia of generations gone by, the wisdom of great leaders and philosophers, the spirit of pioneers and firsts, men walking on the moon who planted a flag gave us a right to forever brag. We set the world free from tyranny with generation 10, our bravest men. Those big trees, now old and many are gone, left us with an obligation to know in unity we are strong. It is time to be proud and be Americans again with pride in our own abilities and resolve. Just look at our blessings and surely you would know that nowhere on earth are a people so free - to follow their dreams and live their lives, to teach the next generations to still be free.
It's time to be authentic again. Buy American, eat American, drink American. Let your freedoms not be others' bondage. And let their freedoms not be your envy.