I am an American. Thanks be to God that I was born in the United States. Luckily all of my ancestors came over to American in the 17th and 18th centuries, so my family has been here for a long time. They came from Germany, England, the Netherlands, Scotland, Ireland, and France. Each of the them was drawn here to find a better life.
From the American Revolution to the World War II, there have been men in my family that have fought for the freedom that we all enjoy today. Each of them volunteered to fight for his country. This freedom gives us the right to do what we do without fear of government intervention.
My family came to the mid-west in the early 1800s. My roots go very deep. My grandfather was born in OklahomaIndian Territory in 1890. We are not only Americans, but Oklahomans.
Unfortunately, there are too many people in America that have forgotten that regardless of the problems that we have here, our lives are so much better than other places. In American, diversity is the name of the game. From the color of our citizenry, type of geography, interests, religions--this is America. We are integrated with diversity, which has made our country stronger.
Volunteerism – When there is a need in the world, Americans will be among the first to assist. We may argue about our politics, but when there is trouble around, Americans come together and the world wants Americans around.
Opportunity – It’s still true. If a person works hard enough, perseveres through failures and setbacks, he can still achieve success in the United States.
John Kennedy said: Let every nation know, whether it wishes us well or ill, that we shall pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship, support any friend, oppose any foe to assure the survival and success of liberty.
That sentiment is why we have become the great nation of the United States of America.