happy birthday usa!

wow… the united states just turned 225 today. can you believe it? it seems like it was just yesterday when i was born… two years after the country celebrated america’s bicentennial. i love the fourth of july. it’s a time to reflect on what a great country we live in and it makes me proud to be an american. it’s a time to reflect on those that fought and died to give us our freedom, and those who have constantly fought to maintain it. we live in a great country, and though we don’t get a whole lot of respect in the international scheme of things… it doesn’t matter. we’ve come this far…