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Show your patriotism this 4th of July!
Rob Siegmann MBA
Tuesday, July 3, 2018
read the transcript of Mayor (of Indian Hill) Gary Kuenning’s speech from
Memorial Day and he shared a few ideas on how we can show our support for
fallen soldiers and the freedom we have today based on their ultimate
FLAG – The
moment you display the American Flag – you send a message to your community
that you are patriotic – that no matter which partisan idealism you hold as
most practical or ethical, that at the end of the day, we are one nation that
stands in solidarity when faced with a crisis.
REMEMBER - Ronald Reagan, our
president, has said "Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction". Ladies
and gentlemen, we owe it to the next generation to be sure
that they understand this and also what
is meant by the expression "Freedom is Not Free" and that
the rights that we enjoy today were paid-for in blood by those who we remember
EMBRACE DIVERSITY - We are
a nation of immigrants where diversity of ethnicity, color, faith and ideas are a source
of our strength and greatness which is to be celebrated, not feared or suppressed.
VOTE - Our
democracy requires participation by
and voting moves us from complacency to activism. Be a catalyst for change. Our
would want this from us.
CHARITY - Imagine the lessons of charity, then go out and
SERVICE - Finally, we can show our appreciation to our
veterans by investing our time as volunteers.
Whether that service be to hospitals, schools, faith-based
organizations, government or one of many other service organizations, there is
never a shortage of need for us to serve our communities and fellow citizens.
I hope by sharing this, you now have a
few fresh ideas to show thanks to our country and community. I hope you are your family have a wonderful 4th
of July and stay cool in this heat!