The Dreams and the Dreamers:
Here’s to John Cabot, navigator and explorer, for being the first European since the Vikings to explore the mainland of North America, to King Henry VII who had the foresight to know there was something in that space, and to the brave Colonists who ventured to that space.
To the Framers of the Constitution who were seeking a guideline, to Paul Revere who reported the time was nigh, and to Betsy Ross whose creation still flies high.
To the fearless pioneers who ventured forth to a place wild and free, to Chief Crazy Horse who thought the free should be free, to President Abraham Lincoln who said all men should be free, and to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. who had a dream of everyone being free.
Here’s to Thomas Alva Edison and Nikola Tesla who wanted to light up the world, Robert Fulton who thought steam power was needed by the world, Alexander Graham Bell who gave the telephone to the world, and to Henry Ford who put the world on wheels.
Here’s to Orville and Wilbur Wright who thought man could fly, Colonel Charles A. Lindberg who knew that man could fly, Howard Hughes who flew things that shouldn’t fly, Ms. Amelia Earhart who thought women should fly, and to the gutsy astronauts who took one great step for mankind, and to the moon did fly.
Here’s to the countless immigrants who came through Ellis Island looking for a dream, the French sculptor who gave them a symbol of that dream, the valiant Veterans of World War II who unselfishly defended the dream, the Viet Nam Vets who toiled far too long, and the selfless dedication of every educator of children.
So here’s to the dreamers one and all, who listened to magic and heeded the call. Let there always be dreamers to stand straight and tall, and let not the dream die if the dreamer should fall.
We are a Nation created by dreams and dreamers. Our forefathers and founders gave us this day on 04 July 1776 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania when they signed he Declaration of Independence, and declared: “We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America. “ (Preamable to the Constitution 1776)
“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness.” (The Declaration of Independence 1776)