‘A very American tree’: How the new family tree will change America
As I was walking through the tree, I noticed a very American sentiment, that of gratitude, of gratitude to our country, of the greatness of our democracy, the resilience of our nation.
And so that’s what I wanted to know: Is this the right time for us to thank our country for its greatness?
We’ve come to this country to do great things.
We’ve worked hard, and we’ve sacrificed, and it’s time to acknowledge and thank our parents, grandparents, and great-grandparents, and our parents’ fathers, and their mothers, and other parents who helped build our country and to thank them.
That’s the American way.
It’s how we live.
It will be a privilege to have that tree grow on my property, to be able to say, ‘Thank you, America, for our greatness.’
And I know that it will be.
[Editor’s note: The tree was removed after the publication of this story.]
This is the American Dream.
It is what every American wants.
We want to be here.
It has nothing to do with where you come from, what you look like, what your gender is, what religion you practice, or what your politics are.
This is about the future, about the American dream, and this is how I want my grandchildren to grow up.