With the Independence Day holiday approaching, The Telegraph is looking for some of Middle Georgia’s most patriotic residents. In 200 or fewer words, tell us what makes America special, in your opinion. Is it the freedoms we share? The beauty of America’s breathtaking landscapes? The diversity of her people? We’ll publish the best responses in the Fourth of July edition. Send your contribution to Assistant Metro Editor Andy Drury at firstname.lastname@example.org by June 29. Please include your name and a daytime phone number.