Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Happy Fourth of July!

    Fourth of July weekend is one of my favorite times of the year! There’s just something about the celebration of our country that seems to stir within everyone a sense of pride and unity. We are definitely blessed here in the United States of America, and we forget that fact far too often. When we stop and think about what the men and women who shaped and molded this country went through, it puts it into perspective. So many people, nearly 2.5 million individuals, have given their lives in our armed services; making sure that you and I have the freedoms that we do today. Countless others have laid their lives on the line everyday in serving us.
     I hope that we never forget the sacrifices of these individuals, and always remember the incredible freedoms and liberties that we have today. There are many forces at work that seek to destroy those freedoms, but I hope and pray that we each do our part in making sure we maintain this great nation.
    This Independence Day, I’ll be right along side you in shooting off fireworks, enjoying the swimming pool, eating lots of great summer food, and spending time with friends and family. However, let’s not forget all the ways that God has blessed us all. Take time to reflect on that!
    I’m looking forward to spending so much time with everyone from across my district during the weekend as well! Jessica and I have several stops planned across the district to wish everyone a happy Independence Day. Here is a list of some stops throughout the weekend:

·        Friday Evening: 5pm-dark – McLoud Blackberry Festival
·        Saturday Morning: 9am-11am – McLoud Blackberry Festival Parade
·        Saturday: 12pm-dark – McLoud Blackberry Festival
·        Sunday Morning: 9:30am-12:00pm – Preaching at Cole Baptist Church in Cole, OK.
·        Sunday Evening: 7:00-dark – Emmanuel Baptist Church of McLoud Fourth of July celebration.
·        Monday Evening: 8:00-dark – Asher Fireworks Display at the Asher Baseball Fields in Asher, OK.

We are looking forward to seeing and meeting so many of you this next weekend! May God richly bless you and your family during this amazing time!

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