Thursday, November 26, 2009

A Day of Thanks for Honduras

Today the U. S. celebrates Thanksgiving Day. Although not a Honduran celebration, my family has enjoyed this tradition for a long time. Thanking God, family and friends, and those who are unknown to us but who have blessed us with their fellowship, companionship, support and just for being, is a soul building effort that yields many dividends.It is also a celebration of freedom as those Pilgrims made it to the land where they could worship freely, without oppression.

Today, we will also give thanks for our home country Honduras and for the opportunity, we have now to really defend and build democracy, freedom and sovereignty.  None of these virtues comes easy and the more we strive to reach our goals as a nation, the more it will prosper.  Reading about the American Revolutionary and Civil Wars, I found the interesting fact that there were up to 50,000 casualties during their Revolutionary Wars and up to 620,000 casualties during the Civil Wars.  We can learn from the past and avoid these massive losses, but will not end pursuing our goals as a nation.

We should not claudicate to fear and intimidation; we need to continue our fight for freedom, democracy and sovereignty in spite of the bombs and the intimations against our country. In the words of Winston Churchill when facing daunting odds of Nazi Germany conquer of Great Britain…”Never give in--never, never, never, never, in nothing great or small, large or petty, never give in except to convictions of honour and good sense. Never yield to force; never yield to the apparently overwhelming might of the enemy.”

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