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KATHIE’S KORNER — Prayer and praise for America

“God bless America, land that I love,

“Stand beside her and guide her through the night with a light from above

“From the mountains, to the prairies, to the oceans white with foam

“God bless America, my home sweet home, God bless America, my home sweet home

As I have traveled around the world, there is no better, more peaceful, prosperous, friendly free, country to compare with the United States. I am the most patriotic, flag-waving and hand-over-my-heart, person you would ever meet.

When I watch any event where there’s a salute to America, whether in song, before a speech, or sporting event, I sing along with my hand over my heart. Folks, it’s not only for my loyalty to my country and all it stands for, it’s respect. I am surprised to see people in audiences and bleachers who won’t stand, sing or raise their hands. Plus, team captains, coaches and all leaders should remind their players and team members to join in.

The reasons are so petty and selfish. A recent team who won an event for America wouldn’t receive congratulations and thanks from our president. I remember when working in Hollywood in the studios and certain performers wouldn’t take a Grammy or Oscar for similar, achievements. Wow, respect once again, shame on yo! That’s not being humble…

Our president has accomplished so much good and healthy plans for our country and all of these people involved receive so much money and trophies (for and from America). Get a grip, try living in another country.

The Olympic facilities and all the training and schools to be the best are all over this country and some are free. This is all overlooked by what someone heard was the way to think or vote or agree.

Wow, do some research people, and “God Bless America, my home sweet home.”

Kathie Deasy writes about faith for The Port Arthur News.