Happy Birthday, America!

One of my favorite quotes about my country is from someone from another country – one of the greatest Brits of all time, Winston Churchill.

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When we were in the U. K. a few weeks ago, I pointed out to my seven-year-old daughter Winnie’s value to England and the world.


First, the man was a drinker. Hoo! That old boy could put it away! (I glossed over that one for Savvy.)

Second, like George Washington, he had a few problems along the way to greatness, but he hung in there – and they were shooting at him. We think writing is hard.

Third, he saved his country in World War II. He was a great man and he deserves to have his picture on their money, right alongside the queen. (Or, on the opposite side from the queen, I guess.  Who I did not met while I was there. Scheduling issues, I assume. She’ll catch us next time, I’m sure.)

Back to America – ‘Merica to our would-be detractors. Here’s the quote:

You can always count on Americans to do the right thing – after they’ve tried everything else.

-Winston Churchill

That’s us, all right.

See, I’m proud of my country. I get misty eyed every time they play the national anthem. I love that my daughter is growing up in a country that is an example to the world.

It’s a big responsibility and we don’t always get it right but by God we keep trying, and we sure as hell have been a force for more good in the world than bad.

We’re big enough to have folks tease us a little and let it roll off our backs, and we’re a good friend to lots of other countries, and we occasionally kick the bad guys’ asses.


And we love you guys, too.

Happy birthday to us. Join the celebration, you’re all invited.


Published by Dan Alatorre AUTHOR

USA Today bestselling author Dan Alatorre has 50+ titles published in more than 120 countries and over a dozen languages.

12 thoughts on “Happy Birthday, America!

  1. I hope you had a great day Dan!
    America- I adore your cultures and your artistic openness.
    I know of brit writers who only send work to the USA, as they say it is a more open and welcoming market.
    Keep on keeping on.

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  2. It is such a joy (and relief) to read something positive about America in our current political mishegash. Not fond of the meshugener at the top, personally, so I have to work with myself to stay positive about our future. Thanks for helping. I’m glad to read that you had a great 4th.
    (Madelyn Griffith-Haynie – ADDandSoMuchMORE dot com)
    ADD/EFD Coach Training Field founder; ADD Coaching co-founder
    “It takes a village to transform a world!”

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    1. Dude, Trump is my man!

      I suffered for eight long years and survived. You’ll make it.

      That said, I think the bottom line is we all want the same basic things for the country, we just disagree about how to get there. And once everybody realizes that, a lot of the shooting back-and-forth could stop.

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