- The Washington Times - Tuesday, November 6, 2012

I recently came across an area on a local highway where American flags were on display for the upcoming Veterans Day celebration. Under each flag was the name of a fallen hero and the war or country where his ultimate sacrifice was made. Not one of these occurred in the United States. Every flag represented the life of an American who gave his all so that freedom might be attained in other lands. It made me proud to be an American.

I wonder how those fallen heroes would have reacted in 2008 when newly elected President Obama made comments overseas about America’s arrogance, or when the soon-to-be first lady commented that same year about being proud of America for the first time in her life as her husband campaigned for office. Neither of these instances sounds like leadership honoring America’s heritage.

Our country is an experiment in freedom unlike any other nation. We have grown through many adversities during our 236 years. There is always room for improvement, but there is no other nation — ordained for good by God — like the United States of America.

ED MULVANEY JR.

Anniston, Ala.