Let’s reject division and unite for the American People As we celebrate the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. tomorrow, let’s reflect on the words of this remarkable man and his vision for America. In Dr. King’s August 28, 1963 “I Have a Dream” speech on the Lincoln Memorial, he closes with these powerful words: Let freedom ring. And when this happens, and when we allow freedom ring — when we let it ring from every village and every hamlet, from every state
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We invite you to pause and consider examples of the Pilgrims and Wampanoags. Today our nation comprises many different peoples united in a common purpose and enjoying the rights boldly stated in our Declaration of Independence and Constitution. Auspiciously, our Thanksgiving dinner tables provide abundance that will feed our bodies. Similarly, consider how this nation feeds and supports our deepest values: freedom of worship and conscience; freedom to gather and speak; freedom to assembly; freedom to travel; freedom to pursue happiness in your way, and so much more. Lastly, we express deep appreciation for this Thanksgiving, for Gods’ blessings, and for Squanto’s example of mutual support. Alike in our appreciation, we are more similar than different.
To Our Veterans, Past and Present, and to all the men and women of the United States Armed Services: We thank you for your service to our country. For protecting the liberty enjoyed by all Americans. None of America’s achievements are possible without your courage, dedication and sacrifice. We owe you our freedom. SVGOP is committed to promoting the values you fight for: freedom, liberty, and opportunity for all. To those who have made the ultimate sacrifice, those who risk their lives every day
The SVGOP joins the nation in celebrating the treasure of our National Parks. These 63 parks offer us the opportunity to connect with wonders of nature as varied as glaciers, caves, reefs, canyons, forests, deserts, rivers, lakes, and so much more. This heritage is managed and protected by the US National Park Service whose thousands of employees deserve to be recognized. Can you imagine going to work as a Grand Canyon park ranger? Some parks are remote making them difficult for residents in Silicon
We proudly celebrate the Fourth of July but mourn Santa Clara County Restrictions on our Freedom We celebrate the 4th July 2021 but mourn Santa Clara County’s restrictions on our Freedom In Santa Clara County, we reflect on whether this past year has been a friend to Freedom or rather a foe. On Independence Day, we celebrate our country’s independence from a far-reaching colonial England but mourn Santa Clara County’s restrictions on our Freedom. America became its own free nation and constructed governing principles
Today we celebrate Juneteenth, the holiday commemorating the end of slavery in the United States. President Abraham Lincoln, the first Republican President of the United States, issued the Emancipation Proclamation in 1863, which declared more than 3 million slaves to be freed. However, it would take two years before the news would reach parts of Texas. On June 19, 1865, Union General Gordon Granger arrived in Galveston and ordered all enslaved people to be freed. The first Juneteenth celebration was held on the one