“My dream is of a place and a time where America will once again be seen as the last best hope of earth.” Abraham Lincoln.
July we celebrate all that America stands for and the pride we have in our country. As we instill in our children that pride, the words of Abraham Lincoln said so long ago, ring true today as we navigate a world that seems so complicated and unsettling. I’m certain though that what President Lincoln hoped to accomplish seemed unthinkable and impossible. It’s that sort of patriotism and courage that we can admire and aspire to.
As you celebrate with our little ones I hope you have a chance to tell them about history and how we became a country. I hope you share with them their part in the process as future voters. I hope you share with them that we don’t all agree, but we all love freedom.
I hope you share with them that we are made up of so many different cultures that all came here believing that we are the last best hope of earth and with that comes the responsibility to ensure that we live up to that vision.
Happy 4th of July!