God Bless America!
All photos by the Cornelius family:
1) Memorial Day, 2007;
2) Hunting Island lighthouse, SC
3) Antelope Canyon, AZ
4) Blue Ridge Mountains From the Blue Ridge Parkway, NC
5) Western prairie flowers
6) View from Hunting Island Lighthouse, SC
7) Linville Falls, SC
8) My father's flag on Memorial Day.
May God bless this country, and make it a beacon in the world for true freedom and peace. I would like to leave you with the words of John Winthrop, in 1630 (edited for spelling and punctuation):
"Now the only way to avoid this shipwreck and to provide for our posterity is to follow the Counsel of Micah,
to do Justly, to love mercy, to walk humbly with our God.
For this end, we must be knit together in this work as one man,
we must entertain each other in brotherly Affection,
we must be willing to abridge our selves of our superfluities, for the supply of others' necessities,
we must uphold a familiar Commerce together in all meekness, gentleness, patience and liberality,
we must delight in each other,
make others' Conditions our own,
rejoice together, mourn together, labour, and suffer together,
always having before our eyes our Commission and Community in the work,
our Community as members of the same body."
We are all one people. Let us be a just people. Happy Independence Day!