To the editor:

Here we are another "Madison Regatta" week of fun events leading up to the amazing Independence Day races of the beautiful, huge, hydroplane boats! For those of us not from this area, I have never seen hydroplane boat racing like this.

Amazing, but what has happened to our patriotism?

We live in the most beautiful country in the world. God Bless America. Have we forgotten why we came here and what Independence Day means? Why do we not stand up and cheer for the U.S.A Flag? Why do we not let everyone know that we value our freedom and our liberty, and that we have a God-given right to pursue our happiness?

Freedom may not be free, but our patriotism should be free! Never give up on America.

Cindy Berry

Madison