Since our forefathers declared the United States independent nearly 240 years ago, we have survived a civil war, two world wars, Korea, Vietnam, numerous terrorist attacks and conflicts in the Middle East.
We are the most powerful nation in the history of modern man.
We are dealing with our problems with civil rights and are always improving.
We are second to none in the medical field, and education.
We have conquered space, and our science programs and technological achievements are the envy of the world.
Most of all we are free - free to speak our opinion, follow any untraveled road of our dreams, and enjoy the fruits of our labors.
Our great country is truly the land of opportunity, and no other nation has as many trying to immigrate.
I am not only proud to be American, but so fortunate to share this great nation with my exceptional brothers and sisters.
Happy Birthday, America