I AM IN LOVE

I LOVE JESUS CHRIST AND HIS BLESSED MOTHER,
I LOVE HIS CHURCH
AND I LOVE AMERICA!

I have loved my Country ever since I can remember.  As a boy I devoured books on American history.  In elementary school I won a prize in a speech contest by reciting Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address.  As an adult I hiked and fished the Rocky Mountains from Albuquerque to Glacier National Park.  I retraced the travels of the Lewis and Clark Expedition and the trail of tears of Chief Joseph and the Nez Perce from the  Walla Walla Valley in Washington to its end near the Canadian border in Montana.  I have visited every state in the Union except Hawaii.  I was born and reared in the South and I was educated in the North.  I volunteered for service with the United States Army Air Corps in the Second World War and trained in five states before going to England with the 8th Air Force.  I believe that I know the United States as well as anyone can know it, and I love it with all its strengths and weaknesses, all it successes and failures, all its beauty and blemishes.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY AMERICA

About abyssum

I am a retired Roman Catholic Bishop, Bishop Emeritus of Corpus Christi, Texas
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