Thanks to The Oklahoman for putting the American flag on the front page July 4. Some of us still get a lump in our throat and goose bumps when the national anthem is played. We become emotional when we stand at the base of Mount Rushmore or feel a deep sense of pride and patriotism when we see a group of U.S. fighter jets flying overhead in tight formation. We're drawn to tears watching footage from World War II, Korea and Vietnam, realizing that many of the Americans being killed by the thousands weren't much more than young boys.
Seeing The Okahoman that day, I was reminded of how lucky I am to be an American and to have been born and raised in the great state of Oklahoma. Also, I give praise to one of Oklahoma's most successful businessmen, Hobby Lobby's David Green. He doesn't cave in when his beliefs are challenged and he's put his money where his mouth is many times. Mr. Green, thank you for the full-page ad on Independence Day! It was great and very appropriate.
Kevin Wiyninger, Midwest City