FOURTH OF JULY (1976)
Dear Tammy, Billy, Matt, Heather
Well kids, today is our country's
200th birthday. Ain't it grand.
Hope you enjoy the day.
We realize you are kind of young
to appreciate the importance of
this day, but then most of us are.
1776 seems so long ago. In fact,
most of us have difficulty remembering
Viet Nam, Korea, or WWII.
Many a mother and father have watched
their son or daughter go off to war, never
to return again.
We live and prosper so well because so
many of our patriots died that we might
Freedom and liberty form the cornerstone
of our Republic. This is their legacy.
May you always preserve it and cherish it.
Love, Mommy and Daddy
(Written on July 4, 1976 with some revisions
made on June 29, 2016)