INDEPENDENCE DAY

TL 7-4 INDEPENDENCE DAY

7-4 HAPPY BIRTHDAY AMERICA

INDEPENDENCE…  FREEDOM…

These are words that we cherish as Americans, aren’t they?  To one degree or another, we all fight for them, but of course our military fights more than anyone!  Thank God for those who are willing to keep us safe and free!

I spent a few hours at the Book-A-Holic the other day – (yes, I said hours – lol).  Christians don’t typically admit to having bad habits, but reading – well, it’s habit-forming, don’t you agree?

By the time I figured in the books that I was trading in, my total came to $17.76.  Well, of course since it’s so close to the 4th, I was laughing and thinking this was just too cool.  The clerk, a young boy probably still in high school – he did not share my enthusiasm.  In fact, he shot me a look as if to say, “Are you okay?  Do I need to call someone?” 

As I read his expression, I quickly regained my composure and paid my bill.  I can’t help but wonder if a more mature person would have understood my attitude toward my total?  Ah, I will never know – but it does beg the question…  what ARE they teaching in high school history classes these days?

Most of us recognize 1776 – don’t we???  If they are not at least teaching that much, I have to wonder about what they are teaching the future generations.  Honestly, after watching an episode of “Waters World” on Fox – the complete ignorance of Americans about America just scares me.  If we are not aware of the mistakes our country has made in the past, we are sure to repeat them.

There are three subjects I aced in high school – English, music and history.  High school math was the pits because they were trying to teach us the metric system.  They were sure we were all going to convert – which, of course we didn’t.  Do I have to know how much a 2-liter of pop really is?  No – it’s a 2-liter of pop.

If you are a parent or grandparent, do me a favor and ask your kids or grandkids if they recognize the year 1776.  Ask them what happened in that year – and hopefully they can tell you.  Don’t let them be the clerk at the book store who is completely clueless about American history.  🙂

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