America’s best days are still ahead of her [UPDATED]Published 9:49am Wednesday, August 14, 2013 Updated 11:53am Wednesday, August 14, 2013
What are having here in God’s Country. The Lord has made sure we are truly blessed here in Minnesota and especially, in Otter Tail County. We thank HIM for all the good ness that we have enjoyed and for all that is yet to come. America’s best days are still ahead!!
We support our troops is the theme this year for the otter tail county republican party and it has been very well received in the many parades we have been a part of. With flags flying, patriotic music playing, candy and stickers have been handed out to lots of smiling faces along the parade routes. Many times we have been moved close to tears when a veteran would stand proudly, some laboring to make the effort, to salute our symbol of freedom.
That makes it all worth it, to show that we truly do support our troops, past, present and future. Much support for our theme, our candidates and our party has been evident this summer and we look forward to the rest of the summer and it’s events.
No matter what party you are affiliated with or identify with, our troops are the reason we are free to assemble and to be part of the greatest hope called America.
On a very sad note, we lost a truly great friend and patriot when Retired Congressman Arlan Stangeland answered the call of his Lord and Savior and found his heavenly home. The funeral was attended by so many, a testimony of the humble yet greatness of a fine public servant. His family is living proof of what hard work, service to the community , church and country meant to Arlan. One of his daughters spoke of trying to tell her Dad “Slow down, Dad, you don’t have to do it all” and he turned to her and said “ I just don’t think I have any quit in me”.
When it appears that there are so many things to do, when it feels like we are fighting an uphill battle against the forces that would take over this county and take her down a path she was not intended to tred, I remind myself as we all should, We cannot let quit be a part of us.
Our veterans did not have quit in them and to honor that commitment, we, too, need to stand strong. United we stand and as I said earlier, America’s best days are still ahead.
of Otter Tail County