Another factor for our move to Glendale was the diversity of the community. I grew up in West Bend, Wisconsin where I did not have much exposure to people of different backgrounds and faiths. Fortunately, my parents went out of their way to show me how different people live and where they come from. Now I am a stones-throw away from Jewish, Christian, and Muslim neighbors with backgrounds spanning from four continent around the world. It is privilege to call these people my neighbors. I feel it is my responsibility as a parent, and just as much so as a good citizen, to embrace our differences and teach that it is our range of experience that makes us strong. Everyone has something to teach and learn. The desire to embrace differences is the basis of our liberties, and is what made and continues to make America great.