Daily Archives: July 4, 2010

As AMERICAN as they come


My ancestors arrived on these shores in 1690.  My Great Grandfather, 5 generations back, fought for this country’s independence. He almost died in the cold of Valley Forge.  Was on sick leave and didn’t get paid for a couple of months.  I am so proud to be American and I’m grateful that Thomas Gresham, my relative, picked the right side.  That he was a rebel.  I sincerely hope that if I had to make a choice to fight and perhaps die for what I think is right, I would follow in the footsteps of Thomas. 

Thanks to all who have sacrified their lives in the name of fighting oppression, from whatever source.  I admire that. 

Happy Independence Day, USA