Thursday, July 2, 2009
PEOPLE WHO YEARNED TO BE FREE. WHY WE'RE HERE!
I absolutely love this video. The pictures and fortitude of the immigrants who had the bravery to cross caused me to tear up. I remember my grandparents and great grandparents and thank them for the sacrifices they made to make me an American. I can only imagine their fear, their courage, and the spirit that drove them to take this chance. I wish I could match their bravery.
My grandfather took it seriously and fought in WWI, my uncle took it seriously and fought in WWII. My father took it seriously and fought in the Korea. I took it seriously and did my part.
I am humbled by the courage of my ancestors as they sailed across the sea because they wanted to be free. These people were strong and we owe them everything. We are Americans because they were courageous enough to hop on that ship and sail to freedom. I would hope I had that kind of courage.
God bless America.