Monday, June 18, 2012
During rough times in our country, citizens were encouraged to buy US treasury bonds. In the movie, For Me and My Gal (starring Gene Kelly and Judy Garland), rallies were held, and the people would buy the bonds with pride.
My Grandfather was a laborer and worked hard his entire life. He was Italian and had a tremendous work ethic. He raised his family near the coast in Massachusetts. Every payday, he would cash his check at the local supermarket and buy a bond. Not only was he investing in our country, he was investing, very carefully, to provide an estate for his family.
When I first got married, I was given a Treasury Bond, which had been bought in my name when I was born. This was another way to invest in the country, and in the family.
There are many corporations that are employee - owned because of stocks. Those people take great pride in their work and in their companies. I wonder what would happen if a resurgence of investing in America happened. What would happen if US Citizens started buying bonds again. What if we started investing in our own country?
There needs to be a revival of investing in our nation. We need a nation that is in the habit of saving money. Buying Treasury Bonds is like buying a piece of our country. It is like buying our history and taking possession of it.
Yet, there is more at stake than just money here. We need to focus on raising our families who take pride in being United States citizens. We need our children to be taught to honor their elders, work hard, help the poor, and to be grateful for currency that says, "In God We Trust."
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