Happy 4th of July

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I’m thankful that I grew up in a ‘Norman Rockwell’ kind of America. We sang The Star Spangled Banner in school, pledged allegiance to the flag with a hand over our hearts, and there was nothing wrong with prayer. If you were a boy or girl scout, you were admired. Working hard, dreaming big, this is the American Way. Permission to succeed started when we were children. ‘Political correctness’ is taking its toll on a great and proud America at great cost. Lift high the flag…again!

342ce1d7f690de432ddfd6a86f9a0a9aHappy 4th of July!

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About Stepheny Forgue Houghtlin

Stepheny Forgue Houghtlin grew up in Evanston, IL. and is a graduate of the University of Kentucky. She is an author of two novels: The Greening of a Heart and Facing East. She lives, writes and gardens in NC. Visit her: Stephenyhoughtlin.com
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7 Responses to Happy 4th of July

  1. Margaret Stillman says:

    Good for you! I too am proud to be an AMERICAN! Love you, M

    Sent from my iPhone

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  2. John Holton says:

    Amen to all of this.

  3. Thank you so much for this, Stepheny! I am also proud to be an American, proud that my son is serving his country in the Army, and hope that this country survives forever (but without political correctness) 🙂
    PS Where did you live in Evanston? We lived in a house just off Central for four years.

    • Grew up on the corner of Asbury and Lyons between Church and Emerson. I know Central well. Went to Haven Jr. High and caught the bus on Central Street etc. Happy 4th to your son and thank him for all of us.

  4. Well said. Have a happy 4th.

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