Many years ago, in 1620, pilgrims came to America via a dangerous voyage of storms and rough waters, etc., and landed at the Plymouth Rock location and prayed for God’s safe journey to a promised land of milk and honey, the starting of freedom.

To the editor:

Many years ago, in 1620, pilgrims came to America via a dangerous voyage of storms and rough waters, etc., and landed at the Plymouth Rock location and prayed for God’s safe journey to a promised land of milk and honey, the starting of freedom.

Through many generations, changes have been made, and one day America received a first president of the U.S.A., George Washington (1789-1797). Later on, the one dollar bill had Washington’s picture on it, because he was the first president of America.

During these early years, politicians didn’t spend big money campaigning. We’ve had wars and rumors of wars, and people inducted, volunteers, also. From the Revolutionary War (1775-1783), to Afghanistan and Iraq wars, America has fought many wars and many lives lost and maimed.

As to voting, ’tis an American legacy and a privilege to show Americanism for our red, white and blue. Folk who don’t vote and say “oh well” aren’t freedom-loving people, for voting shows patriotism. It also shows that we back our armed forces in serving America. I was in the Navy for four years and know something about serving our country, America!

On Nov. 11, an article was in The Examiner for Veterans Day by Michael Goforth, entitled “Veterans Day, stand up for them,” stating, stand up for our veterans and remember, appreciate and salute our veterans and honor them as they have honored us.

I say, as our national anthem says, “oh say does that star-spangled banner yet wave, o’er the land of the free and the home of the brave” – America!