I bicycled to Denmark this afternoon. And I started my trip right from my driveway in the snowy Midwest.
I also bicycled to Poland, passed Zion, Krakow, Berlin and other European sounding places - all within one hour bicycle trip from home.
We have towns here with names from Scandinavia, France, Russia, Germany, Poland, Belgium, and other countries from around the world.
It is a reminder of the melting pot that is America. At one time, these towns, established within a few miles of each other, were farm communities populated by people from different countries with different languages, different cultures, and different religions.
Still, within a few generations, the languages melted into English, and the children of these various communities met, fell in love with each other, started new families, and wove the fabric of America even tighter.
This is what makes America strong. This is the spirit that will bring Muslims, Christians, Hindus, Jews, and other people together to fight together against terrorism and fascism