I realize this is a day late, but there is a purpose for that. I hope that Americans, including myself, as well as many other citizens realize how fortunate they are. I hope that Americans can realize that with great fortune and power comes even greater responsibility. There seems to be an alarming trend for Americans to shluff off their duties – arms control, environmental regulations, support of indigenous people – I hope this is just something I am seeing with naive eyes. I hope all of us can remember that being a great nation is more than just a title – it involves great effort. Let freedom ring!