- College algebra to be removed from Southeast required curriculum (10/10/17)1
- State declares test results for schools invalid (10/4/17)2
- Child-custody advocate: State law needs fix to provide parents with more equal custody (10/12/17)
- One of Cape's oldest mom-and-pop restaurants opens in new location (10/10/17)
- Past Rowdy the Redhawk mascot's identity revealed (10/15/17)
- Cancer will 'change your life, but it doesn't have to rule it' (10/8/17)
- Police chief, council: Cape Girardeau faces growing gun violence (10/17/17)4
- Bills addressing equal child custody to be filed, legislators say (10/13/17)
- Developer asks court to OK tax district board for improvements near Hobby Lobby (10/17/17)4
- Sikeston singer moves on with 'The Voice' (10/16/17)
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.