This one day every year I extend a public prayer:
God bless our nation, and keep our people and leaders safe and wise. We are just men, but given time and opportunity to rise above our weaknesses we have wrought the most free nation on the earth. We owe more than any one of us can pay for this blessing.
God bless our Soldiers, Sailors, Coasties, Airmen, and Marines, and keep them safe and victorious.
God keep and bless you all. Amen.
And now I'm off to cook ribs - about six hours of mesquite smoke. Dutch oven cherry cobbler w/whipped cream for desert. Cannon shooting at five in Cherry Hill Park. Do stop by and say hi if you are in the area.
That is all.