CINCINNATI (FOX19) - As we approach the Fourth of July, many of us are looking forward to summer barbeques, fireworks and spending time with our family.
But, on this Independence Day holiday, it's also time to reflect on this wonderful country that we live in. America is constantly tested at home and abroad, and sometimes it's easy to forget how blessed we are. We are a nation STILL evolving and we'll never finish - because our country welcomes truths and ideals that evolve a society.
We'll never be perfect but we can always strive for it.
We'll never be stagnant, because someone will always challenge us.
Our nation is a haven for refugees, a blueprint for democracy and our people are known for courage and sacrifice. We may fall short at times, but our country is still a thing of beauty.
Consider this - don't just wave the flag this year. Think of what it means... and be proud of it.
Have a safe and happy Fourth of July.