Tell us why you love America

These are challenging times for America. We're at war, prices for necessities are spiking and the economy is fragile.

As we prepare to celebrate Independence Day, the nation's birthday, we'd like to know from readers if these difficulties have shaken your faith in America.

What do you love about our country? What does America mean to you?

Please send an e-mail to reporter Phillip Ramati at pramati@macon.com with your name, a short note and a daytime phone number. The deadline is Monday, June 30.