"Where much is given, much is expected..." We have been given the opportunity to live in the most blessed country in the world. Beautiful scenery, rich history, opportunites galore, inspirational people, Faith - Family and the glorious gift of Freedom!
|Photo by Patricia Gomez|
As we peruse the pages of history and the personal stories from journals and hand written letters, it becomes very evident that the price of freedom has been too high and the consequences of non-participation too great for citizens to feel that they can ignore their responsibility. We have been blessed with a demographic form of government. This allows for active civic participation in many ways. Sometimes, people are called to serve in political arenas, some on battle grounds. Perhaps they serve in charitable organizations, or as neighborhood watch captains. The important thing to realize is that we can have positive impact in our own worlds of influence.
The Cowgirls Historical Foundation is honored to continue to support the Armed Forces of today; and to be inspired by those who bravely served our country in yester-years. One of our patriotic CHF Cowgirls - Shanda Riggs; decided to participate in the nationwide "Bake Sale" to cook up support for those who are less fortunate. Shanda and her family baked 30 loaves of bread and dozens of homemade cookies. At a neighborhood park, they sold their goods with the desire to help the Returning Warriors. She noted that the customers were quite generous with their purchases and each paid more than the suggested price for the tasty treats.
We are so proud of the efforts of kind hearted, hard working and brave people who are willing to help others in their world of influence; as this can influence the world.
Be prepared to vote for good and well prepared people. We need to be ever vigilant in thinking about how today's decisions can effect tomorrow's generations.
"Celebrating the anniversary of America's birth involves much more than a passive admiration for this country, it involves active rededication to the principles laid out by the Founding Fathers in the Constitution and the Bill of Rights. We need to remind ourselves that no constitution or set of protective laws is self executing. Guarantees of political freedom maintain their force only if citizens are willing to exercise that freedom in their own behalf. If men and women of character fail to participate in the political decisions that shape their lives, others with more selfish motives will inevitably rush in to fill the void." -Cheryl May
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