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Proud to be an American but no longer free

Oh, say does that star-spangled banner yet wave/Or the land of the free and the home of the brave?

These are the last words of each of the four verses of our National Anthem. The early years of my life were spent living in many foreign countries. We as a family were always taught to be proud of our American heritage. We were taught never to be ashamed of who we were and never to be afraid. Terror never controlled our lives. Life was good. When our National Anthem played, we always stood with respect of our country no matter what country we were in. We were proud to be Americans.

Twenty eight years later, I am still proud to be an American, but I feel we are no longer “The land of the free and the home of the brave.”

We have lost the battle of terrorism and the terrorists have won. Our Dillon Dam Road is being closed for no reason other than fear. No threats, or at least none that we are aware of. Last winter it was “suspicious photographers” who caused the Dam Road to be closed.

At least then we were given a reason, stupid as it was. This time, not even a warning. So much for being free and brave.

I hope our community will stand up and be brave and fight for our freedom. The Dam Road is a major access road between Dillon and Frisco. Let’s not allow it be taken away from us.

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