Friday, July 3, 2009
Celebrate Freedom and Hope
In the July 2, 2009 edition of USA Today was a commentary titled "A holiday message on hope and freedom" by Capt. James Key. He wrote about the importance of hope. He was surprised to find it expressed in the artwork of Haitian-born artists. Haiti has had a history of dictators and corruption. It is one of the world's poorest and least developed countries in the world. Despite these circumstances, there are artists who maintain a hopeful outlook and express this in their art.
I liked Capt. Key's commentary because he reminds us to remain hopeful and to be grateful for the freedoms we have in America. On July 4th, Independence Day, let us give thanks for freedom and all the other blessings we experience.