Happy Birthday America!

Written on by Valerie Melroy

Happy Birthday America!

Today we celebrate the birth of the greatest, freest nation on earth—the United States
of America. The independence of this great nation came through much bloodshed, courage,
perseverance, strength, and hope. We honor all those who fought for our freedom then as well as those in the armed forces who continue to fight to protect it now.

On my mind today is a passage written by Thomas Jefferson in the Declaration of Independence; it is one of the most powerful statements ever written, and I DECLARE it for every American:

“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.”

July 4, 1776 was a day that positively altered the course of human history—not just for our nation, but for the entire world. My hope and my prayer for July 4th, 2020 is that it also goes down in history as a positive day: a day upon which Americans united peaceably, joyfully celebrating the blessings of freedom, while standing for liberty and justice for all.

God Bless You! God Bless America!

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Kathryn Lerro

Hi, I’m Kathryn Lerro, mother of two lovely daughters, wife of one fine man.

After 24 years of wandering (thanks to my husband’s Air Force career), we are back home on the East Coast. We currently live in Philadelphia where I enjoy writing, taking long walks, decorating my front window in South Philly tradition, talking to interesting people and eating great food.

As I’ve met people on my travels I’ve become keenly aware that most of us could use a healthy dose of encouragement. It is for this reason that I try to weave a message of hope into everything I write.

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Mindy Haas

Hi, I am Melinda Haas, but you can call me Mindy.   A true introvert, I delight in solitude with a good book or a movie.  I like dabbling in nature photography while taking rigorous hikes.  I adore my husband who is a ton of fun.  He shares my wanderlust as well as my appetite for Indian and Thai food.  Very often, you’ll find us dancing to Cumbia in the kitchen while we make dinner.   We also love road tripping and exploring new places. (New England is our new favorite!)

Through my writing, I want to encourage and embolden others to push past the limits they place on themselves.  I want to help people see that they can accomplish more than they think they were capable of.

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