A brilliant tribute towards the United States I found online. Happy independence day to all my American viewers;
This is technically a day early for you, but I make no apologies for being on the future end of the international dateline.
So, Happy Birthday to the only nation on our planet towards which patriotic sentiments are justifiable without an ancestral mandate.
The birthplace of the greatest of scientists, inventors, discoverers, philosophers and statesmen the light of whose enduring wisdom continues to shine on our world eternally.
The home of the craftiest of poets, playwrights, actors, comedians and musicians whose creative ingenuity continues to bring joy to billions of us.
The bastion of the world’s most distinguished advances in technology and medicine that have done more to diminish human suffering than any other nation in any other time in history.
O’er the ramparts we watched as your Edison let there be light, your Washington brought freedom, your Lincoln ended slavery, your Reagan defeated communism, your Armstrong boldly went where no man had gone before, your Jobs gave us iPhones and your Zuckerberg made facebook without which this status update wouldn’t be so gallantly streaming.
The greatest superpower the world has yet seen since the fall of the Roman Empire.
And the Star-Spangled Banner in triumph shall wave, from the land of the free to the surface of the moon.
Happy Birthday, United States of America!