This painting is titled, Prayer at Valley Forge, by Arnold Friberg.
I’m posting it today because the older I get, the more I hold dear deep feelings of gratitude for faithful, persevering pilgrims and pioneers who sacrificed everything for a better future. I’m thankful for men and women of the armed forces who continue in that spirit sacrifice today and tirelessly work to promote and protect freedom across the world.
I’m deeply grateful for the ideals, defended in revolution that ultimately founded the United States of America.
I got up early at my mom’s house, but everyone is now starting to stir …
The town of Carnation is celebrating 100 years of July 4th festivities and it will likely be the biggest party a small town can throw. My brother Theron and his family are here and my cousin Melissa and her family will come later this afternoon.
I hope wherever you are, that you have a safe and enjoyable Independence Day. Go FOURTH and celebrate all that is good and right in the good ‘ole USA!