Wednesday, July 4, 2007

Proud To Be An American

Researching my family tree has made American history personal and therefore very interesting for me. From the early settlers that cleared the land to those that fought in the Revolutionary War, to the westward expansion after the war and those that settled the country like Tamesin Hall. I'm proud to have Hannah Glover in my tree, she served as a nurse during the Civil War and then worked for the Freedmen's Bureau. Her nephew (my great grandfather) rode with the Michigan Calvary. My grandfather served during WWI.

My parents met while serving in the Navy so if it weren't for family patriotism I wouldn't be here today. My father's parents immigrated from Canada. Grandpa became a citizen and Grandma clung to her green card but there was never any doubt that Dad was an American. I was raised to respect the flag and to be grateful for all the rights and freedoms that we have as Americans. As much as I love to travel and see new places I can't imagine living anywhere else.

God Bless the USA!

1 comment:

The footnoteMaven said...

Apple:

So glad to have you back - you've been missed!

fM