- Krispy Kreme coming to Cape Girardeau (12/14/17)2
- Light and music show: Jackson family goes high-tech with Christmas display (12/11/17)
- Cape schools to get two new principals, assistant superintendent (12/13/17)1
- Former Wimpy's Drive-In owner Freeman Lewis dies (12/9/17)2
- Two Cape County residents, including former Jackson police officer, face burglary charges in Colorado (12/12/17)
- Jury convicts Scott City man who confessed to murder; girlfriend's testimony corroborates confession (12/9/17)
- Kelso resident brings home $60K in lottery winnings (12/14/17)
- Pedestrian struck on Broadway (12/11/17)4
- Wind brings down Wendy's sign in Cape Girardeau (12/11/17)2
- Feds ask judge to impose $6.5 million punishment for Cape surgeon (12/7/17)9
While most Americans enjoy a day of fireworks, picnics and relaxation on Tuesday, thousands of others will be vigilantly pursuing the goal of restoring stability to war-torn areas of the world.
The freedom most of us will enjoy is a bequest from all those who have valiantly answered our nation's call to duty in times of strife. To them we owe our special thanks, especially on a day like the Fourth of July.
Enjoy the holiday that celebrates our nation's birth, but also take time to reflect on the price that has been paid for our freedom.
We are forever indebted to those in uniform, as well as to all those who possess the American spirit and yearn for a better life and the opportunity to seek it.
That is the mark of a free nation: the ability of its people to make better lives for themselves and their fellow Americans.