Patriotism starts with some basics


Our country was founded

on hopes and dreams;

and now it’s been shattered,

or so it seems.

Christian values are dismissed

with little recall –

like believing in God

means nothing at all.

We allow politicians

to change all the rules,

or not teaching true history

in so many schools.

We look the other way

when things get tough,

allowing America to weaken,

not saying “enough!”

Will we start finding strength

this Independence Day

and bow our heads

and start to pray.

For the United States

to remain strong and free,

we must take a stand –

I hope you agree.

For love of this country,

here’s how to start:

by saluting our flag

with your hand on your heart.

Mary Betts

Sweet Home