Continental Congress 2009 is in full swing now, with all day live streaming webcast at http://www.givemeliberty.org/CC2009/default.htm.
In Joliet, Illinois, Pvt. Michael Pearson, one of the 13 killed in the November 5th terrorist attack at Ft. Hood, was laid to rest by thousands of heartbroken Americans. Family, friends, townspeople and even complete strangers like myself turned out to pay their respects at the cortege of his return, Friday’s wake and Saturday’s funeral.
In Crystal Lake, another, happier parade took place, this time for Sgt. Dean J. Sanchez, who returned from his 4th Middle East deployment in September.
This is America and her People. In the course of activism, I continue to meet so many wonderful Americans who love their country, care about their constitution and yes, love one another for their similarities as well as their differences. Those dedicated to Continental Congress 2009 are hard at work again this morning, in the hope of reaching accord on resolutions to make our Union a better place, just as they did in 1774 and 1776.
Yesterday, as we walked the streets of Chicago, we crossed four bronze insets marking the former site of Ft. Dearborn, the site of another massacre in which 86 people, many women and children, were killed in 1812, built on the banks of the Chicago River in 1803. It was evacuated and eventually burned to the ground in 1857. The sight of those 4 bronze inlays at the corners of Wacker and Michigan reminded me that, despite the impermanance of the material world, the spirit of America lives on and will NOT be extinguished by a few hard times.
Blessings to all Americans on this day. To those in grief and those in joy, and to all those who strive to make America a better place. The word is Resiliance, folks. Remember it. Keep it. And Love your country, your Constitution and its People.
Thank you, Pvt. Pearson, Sgt. Sanchez, and all who make this country a better place.
See you tonight at The Dame Truth for live, onsite report: Continental Congress 2009!
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