My parents taught me from a very young age to love my country. I grew up with a knowledge that this was a Land promised to us by our Heavenly Father and a place where we could freely learn of his gospel. I am so thankkful for those who gave their lives to the founding of America. Now, more than ever I feel the need to keep a prayer in my heart for my country and those we have entrusted her future. I want my children to still consider it a place where they feel free and safe, from physical and spiritual dangers. I want them to know that I am proud to be an American, and to be able to be proud of this too.