Tuesday, November 6, 2012

To Vote in America

"Statue of Liberty" in New York Harbour
 photo from my mother's collection
 taken around 1950
Today!, in America, it is Election Day! All United States Citizens will cast their vote and then anxiously await the results, which will determine the path our country will take.  It has been a extremely long, grueling process to get to this day with many passionate people stating their concerns and beliefs for a better, stronger America.
 They say this is to be a "Historic Presidential Election".

Mary Bridget Flynn
taken 1951
My mother, Mary Bridget Flynn came to America in October, 1949 from Flynn's Hill in Harbour Main, Newfoundland to live with her mother's sister, her Aunt Agnes in Brooklyn, New York at the age of 20 years old.  After living in the U/S for six years and marrying an U/S citizen, my father LeRoy Otto Dollen, she became an U/S Citizen in 1955.  My mother worked for the U/S Navy Civil Service as a Legal Secretary for 33 years, she took her career very seriously and always strived to do her very best. She took her duty of voting serious as well and had great respect for the United States of America.  My mother understood that voting was her right, her privilege and her responsibility as a citizen of the United States of America!  
I have the opportunity to vote in America today, because this young woman had the courage and the strength to leave her home and her family to come to America.
I am proud to be her daughter!, I am proud to be an American!

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