Your homework for this weekend is simple, but important. As we celebrate our Nation's independence with good food, fireworks and too much candy, I want you to take a moment to be proud to be an American.
When the flag goes by at the parade, stand up, put your hand on your heart and be truly grateful. Teach your children to stand and show their respect too. When the National Anthem plays sing along.
I love living in America, the promised land, and I'm very grateful for the men and women who sacrificed for our beautiful USA.
And thanks to MarySue for reminding me of the best verse of our national anthem: