4TH OF JULY (1976)
Dear Tammy, Billy, Matt, and Heather,
Well, kids, today's our 200th birthday.
Ain't it grand? Hope you enjoy the day.
We realize you're kind of young to fully
understand the importance of this day...
but then, most of us don't.
1766 seems so long ago. In fact, it is
difficult for most us to even remember.
World War II, Korea, or Viet Nam.
Just as many a mother has given her life
to bear a child...Even so, many a son and
daughter have given their lives to give birth
to this nation, and to sustain her life through
Every ten dollar word in the book will be used
this year to describe and extol the virtues of
this great country, America. We shall leave
you with just one word...one of the most
common and most used...FREEDOM.
America has given you that legacy. May you
always preserve it and cherish it.
Mommy and Daddy.