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Dear First Family and Friends,

With Independence Day here, I just wanted to take a moment and send you something I thought you would find inspiring, hopefully as much as I have. 

It is entitled "High Flight." It was written by a young American who joined the Royal Canadian Air Force even before the U.S. became involved in World War II. A year and half lager, in 1941 he was killed in action over England. He was just 19 years old. 

This poem says so much about life...and dreams..and living that I wanted you to have it and enjoy it as I have. 

     High Flight

O, I have slipped the surly bonds of earth
And danced the skies on laughter-silvered wings;
Sunward I've climbed, and joined the tumbling mirth
Of sun-split clouds - and done a hundred things
You have not dreamed of - wheeled and soared and
swung high in the sunlit silence. 
Hov'ring there
I've chased the shouting wind along, and flung
My eager craft through footless halls of air...
Up, up the long delirious, burning blue
I've topped the wind-swept heights with easy grace
Where never lark, or even eagle flew-
And, while with silent, lifting mind I've trod
The high untrespassed sanctity of space,
Put out my hand and touched the face of God.
Lt. John Gillespie Magee, Jr. 
No. 412 Squadron, RC

I will see you Sunday, where we thank God for the many blessings that are ours as a nation; and pray for His continued blessings as a nation. God Bless and keep you,

Your Pastor 

Billy T. Lowe

             Rev. Dr. Billy T. Lowe