40 years ago my parents came to the US from Cuba hoping to make a better life for themselves and their family. They escaped the oppression of a Communist government and embraced the freedom found in America. All my life I’ve heard stories about what Cuba was like and how different things are here in America.
While I’m of Cuban descent and appreciate my heritage, I love America. I’m thankful for the opportunities it has given my family to flourish and the freedom it has given me to dream and be anything I want to be. Sometimes we forget how precious freedom is. It’s only when we encounter people who’ve never had it that we realize how valuable it is. I believe America is the greatest country in the world and I’m proud to be an American!
So Happy Independence Day!!!