scouts-l Mail Archive for June of 2000: Re: 4th of july scoutmaster minute
Anthony Mako (ajmako@NLS.NET
Mon Jun 19 2000 - 13:25:29 CDT
<Quote from William Arthur Ward>
I believe in America. I believe it became great beacuase of
its faith in God,
its hope for independence,
and its love of freedom.
I am greatful for America's glorious past; I am awed by its unbelievable
present; I am confident of its limitless future.
I am not ashamed to take off my hat and to stand at attention when Old Glory
passes by. I do not apologize for the lump in my throat when I repeat the
Pledge of Allegience. I am not embarrassed by the tears in my eyes when I
hear "The Star Spangled Banner."
Like millions of Americans, I want a free choice, not a free handout. I
prefer an opportunity to prove my abilities on the job rather than a license
to demonstrate my frustrations in the street.
I am an old-fashioned American with a new-found determination to do my part
to make democracy work.
A. J. Mako, Scoutmaster, email@example.com
Old Portage District, Great Trail Council