Happy 4th of July!

Wishing you all the Happiest of 4th's!  We're so grateful to live in this great Country and to celebrate with these amazing photos by Jessica Paxson Photography

Also--thought we'd share a thought for the day.  We love this and hope it instills in you a desire to truly teach your children of AMERICA!

Dr. Kenneth McFarland, a great non-partisan, national patriot, gave a speech entitled "Selling America to Americans."  He told about a young soldier who returned from Vietnam.  In a very serious talk with his parents, the young soldier asked if they loved America.  He asked how they felt about this great and glorious nation.  Both mother and father got a little teary eyed and said that they loved this country dearly, that it was more precious to them than their own life.  "Why didn't you tell me that when I was growing up?" he said.  "I never heard you once say that you loved America.  You never taught me to love it.  I can't tell you what an ungrateful pup I have been.  I had to go to Vietnam to find out what the United States of America is all about.  I would gladly lay down my life for it.  I would have given anything to know how you felt about it when I was growing up." 

Hope you all have a great day spent with family and loved ones!