Celebrate The Fourth Grateful For Our Freedoms by Evelyn Lundberg Stratton

Retired supreme court justice Evelyn Stratton holds a flag presented to her by a military detail of one the remains of 11 service members who were given a military funeral at  at the Dayton National Cemetery June 30 ,2015. (Dispatch photo by Eric Albrecht)

The Columbus Dispatch photo by Eric Albrecht

“As we celebrate the Fourth of July, I am particularly grateful for the wonderful freedoms we have in this country.

Having grown up in three Asian countries as a missionary kid, I celebrate our freedom of speech, freedom of religion, our ability to protest without threat of harm or death, and the abundance of this country, which is unmatched by any other place.

We are so very fortunate to live in the United States of America. And we give special thanks to all of our military and veterans who have kept our country safe and strong.”

Evelyn Lundberg Stratton
Justice of the Supreme Court of Ohio, (Retired)