The dictionary defines independent as "free from outside control." Because of "the brave" our nation has experienced freedom like no other. Our nation has stood proudly as a "nation under God."
The phrase "United States" jumped out at me this morning. Looking up the word "united" I was struck by the definition on my computer's dictionary:
"joined together politically, for a common purpose, or by common feelings."
Besides the hotdogs, hamburgers, watermelon and fireworks, may we be intentional today to teach future generations the importance being joined together for the common purpose of freedom for our nation. May we teach them the greatest thing we can do for our nation is pray that we elect leaders who desire to be one nation under God for therein is where our blessings lie.