If you have been watching the news during the past month you have seen many in the Arab world uprising against the oppression they have been under for the past half century. This is much like our forefathers endured under the English reign of America. Over time ,we shall see the results of both the American and Arab resistance. We know how our nation was formed and the principles and values that our Founding Fathers instituted in our Declaration of Independence and Constitution. We will have to wait to see what happens in the Arab world.
On June 18 at our Lions State Convention we will revisit the ways our citizens of the 18th century valued the liberties that they desired and were conferred upon them when they decided to break away from the oppressive governance of Great Britain. Beginning at 2:30 PM at the Airborne and Special Operations Museum in Fayetteville, NC you will be inspired by the winner of the North Carolina State Lions Celebrate Liberty Essay Contest who will present their essay. This essay should inspire you to renew your faith in our youth and their belief in American values. We will also be informed by the Executive Director of the “House of Flags” on how our earliest and current leaders use symbolism to reflect the hearts and minds of those that chose to make the United States of America “exceptional” through the provisions of freedom. Dr. Robert Williamson, who directs the only house of flags in our nation located in Tryon, NC will entertain and educate you about how our earliest American leaders used flags to organize and inspire their fellow citizens to unite and form the nation that we have today.
What better way could you have during your attendance at our State Convention honoring our International President Sid, than to fill your heart with pride for being an American? This is an event that you don’t want to miss, and if you do you, will regret it so long as you are a North Carolina Lion. Help celebrate your liberty; be with us.
Mike Covell, PDG