I have been blessed as an American citizen. My parents immigrated from Cuba when they were young, but are now some of the proudest Americans I know. This is an incredible land, full of opportunity and beauty. Today, let’s celebrate the most important right the United States of America affords us: freedom. Let’s rejoice in our diversity and the fact that it is okay to be different; it is what makes our land so special. We may not all agree on everything, but as long as we respect each other, there is something special about that. We have our own perspectives and our personal experiences shape our beliefs. Own them, it’s your right to.
Now go out and celebrate! Happy birthday, America!