Happy Fourth of July

Washington DC

July 3, 2016

 All my Americans Friends: Happy Fourth of July and May God Bless America, Land of The Free and The Home of the Brave

Soon it will be the Fourth of July. It is the occasion when all Americans celebrate your Day of Independence. On June 30, 2016 My wife, Dr Kamsiah and I visited Mount Vernon, the final resting place of President George Washington  and First Lady Martha Washington together with our American host, former  US Ambassador to Malaysia John R. Malott. We were there to remember and honour America’s foremost patriot, brilliant  General, and Great President and  Statesman.

Former US Ambassador to Malaysia John R. Malott, Din Merican and Dr Kamsiah Haider at Mount Vernon


As a friend who was educated in America at a university that bears his name in Washington DC, I together with Dr. Kamsiah wish you all the best on the Fourth of July, 2016, a great day of national independence, by invoking George Washington’s prayer for his beloved country.

2016 is an Election Year for you all and we pray that you will make your choice with wisdom, remembering that your choice is critical since it  will affect the rest of the world.–Dr. Kamsiah and Din Merican

President George Washington’s Prayer

Almighty God: We make our earnest prayer that Thou wilt keep the United States in Thy holy protection: Thou wilt incline the hearts of the citizens to cultivate a spirit of subordination and obedience to government: and entertain a brotherly affection and love for one another and for their fellow citizens of the United States at large.

And finally that Thou wilt most graciously be pleased to dispose us all to do justice, to love mercy, and to demean ourselves with that charity, humility and pacific temper of mind which were characteristics of the Divine Author of our blessed religion, and without a humble imitation of whose example in these things we can never hope to be a happy nation.

Grant our supplication, we beseech Thee, through Jesus Christ our Lord. AMEN

6 thoughts on “Happy Fourth of July

  1. Yes, Happy Birthday America !

    Happy July Fourth too, Ambassador Malott !

    May all Americans choose their next President wisely
    this coming November.

  2. ” The Power of Love is way…way…above the power of Hate ” –

    So, the Western Powers seem to be prevailing , and will prevail , that Al’Mighty will ENSURE the preservation of Peace on all of Mankind…..to that end , the dark, dark forces of Hate will eventually be Vanquished……

  3. Din, thank you. Thomas Jefferson also wrote a prayer for America. Here it is:

    Almighty God, Who has given us this good land for our heritage; We humbly beseech Thee that we may always prove ourselves a people mindful of Thy favor and glad to do Thy will. Bless our land with honorable ministry, sound learning, and pure manners.

    Save us from violence, discord, and confusion, from pride and arrogance, and from every evil way. Defend our liberties, and fashion into one united people the multitude brought hither out of many kindreds and tongues.

    Endow with Thy spirit of wisdom those to whom in Thy Name we entrust the authority of government, that there may be justice and peace at home, and that through obedience to Thy law, we may show forth Thy praise among the nations of the earth.

  4. Mr Malott, I wish you, your family and all Americans, Happy Independence Day.

    We may not agree on some of the policies that the United States of America is pursuing around the world but we wish you a happy day remembering your day of independence.

  5. Quote: This nation will remain the land of the free only so long as it is the home of the brave – Elmer Davis

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