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May 5, 2015

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To be an American: Make nation strong for tomorrow

Last week we asked you what it means to be an American. We received a great response. Here are some of the letters and comments. We’ll publish more in the coming days.

Pride in our heritage has a lot to do with being an American. When I attended grade school, American history made the other subjects tolerable. The stories of our forefathers created pride and gave us all a mission to preserve and defend what others had died defending for us.

Independence Day is a time to celebrate what was once the greatest nation on the planet. America, like so many other past great societies, is in its swan song. I regret not being able to make the nation stronger for future generations. It is my fervent hope that future generations will be able to overcome the mistakes made and rebuild America to her former glory.

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  1. You have to be proud of your roots and heritage, to be a proud and worthy American.

    Carmine D

  2. As we are nurtured by our parents and families from the cradle and throughout our lives to learn of our country's great historic social experiment and the hard fought battles towards securing its freedoms, we should take pause and reflect upon the great pride that dwells deep within each and every American. That pride, of country, of values, of greatness, is the one thing money cannot buy, nor be taken away.

    Americans celebrate a great and rich history today, by sharing a moment in time, expressed in displaying the patriotic colors or by blasted fireworks that inspire wonder and awe.

    God Bless all who are here, alive and those passed on. Today is American Pride Day, and it is meaningful!

    Blessings and Peace,

  3. The truth about these United States, the best monologue I've heard to date:

  4. There were three important revolutions in American History. The last two were fought to create equal protection and financial security, but unfortunately, these gains are under siege. Equal rights, voting rights and pension security are being attacked to favor decisions being made by the privileged few and tax favoritism for the well endowed. Roots mean nothing if the gains of the past cannot be maintained.