Letter: There is much to be grateful for in America

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Independence Day—another opportunity to celebrate the birth of the greatest nation ever formed.

In all of God’s creation, it seems as if America, with her forests, mountains and rolling plains, received special attention. The sheer beauty of this country’s landscape from coast to coast is worthy of the songs written about it.

The brilliant architecture of our government was unmatched in the beginning and has now been duplicated throughout the world. There is so much to be grateful for living in America. When cries for help come from countries around the world, it is always America—and the American people—that provide assistance.

It’s been said if you can’t say something nice then don’t say anything at all. Well, I have a lot of nice things to say about my country, and I intend to say them.

Happy birthday, America! Happy Fourth of July!

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Sen. Jim Tomes

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