Thursday, May 7, 2015

What America Means to Me

...and the pursuit of happiness.

This is what America means to me: 

 1. A fair chance for everyone to succeed to the best of their ability. Here's a link (this should be old news)--

Dream Act Becomes Law in California

http://thechoice.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/10/10/dream-act/ 

 

2. Speaking of dreams 

...to be judged by the content of our character.

Thank you, Dr. King, et al, for speaking up for us all and enhancing our liberty.


Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Speech 'I have a Dream' 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cqsUd0b4vHY&noredirect=1 


 3. Choice in government through voting

 

If you are in California, this is where you can register to vote, or update your information. Nowadays, you can vote no matter your ethnicity, and even if you are female.

That was some kind of hard work to gain the right to vote in America. Thank you everyone, I appreciate your validation in getting me the vote even before I was born.


http://www.sos.ca.gov/elections/elections_vr.htm


4. Sacrificing for what you believe in to the extent of helping other countries become democracies.

Pfc. Haviland John Link (Uncle Johnny)

 My mom's brother was killed at Bloody Ridge, North Korea, with UN forces in 1951. He assisted in the liberation of South Korea; maybe the day will come all Korea will be a united democracy. Our family still misses the singing, boogie-woogie piano playing jokester Johnny. He received the Purple Heart for throwing himself on a grenade to protect his fellow soldiers.


This is a link to the Veterans of Foreign Wars.

http://www.vfw.org/ 

 And America means so much more. 




                                            This is Arlington National Cemetery, Washington, D.C.

              'No man is entitled to the blessings of freedom unless he be vigilant in its preservation.'                                           So said General Douglas MacArthur.

 

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