Thursday, July 3, 2008

President Washington

Today on the radio I heard a reading of a speech made by a Native American chieftan about General Washington, before he became our first president. I would definitely love to find it to read it directly. It spoke highly of his wisdom, bravery, and leadership. The chief said it was impossible for him to be killed in battle because "The Great Spirit watches over him". Truly, even then, he was recognized as a great man. As we prepare to celebrate the Fourth of July, I think it's important to remember men like Washington who risked so much to give us this great nation, as well as the men and women who have fought to preserve our freedom and give us the chance to ooh and ah at fancy fireworks displays and to eat elaborately unhealthy meals with friends and family. I know we can never repay the debt owed to those men and women, but we can at least honor them by remembering them during our celebrations.

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