Happy Fourth of July! America’s Independence Day is a day to be thankful for the freedoms we enjoy living in the United States of America.
Freedom came with a price and we continue to pay every day. It’s easy take the benefits for granted and forget the reality of the cost. Had America not had so many willing to give their all for this country, there might not be an Independence Day to celebrate.
Between the fireworks, hot dogs and hamburgers take a minute to reflect on the real meaning of the holiday. “My fellow Americans, ask not what your country can do for you, ask what can you do for your country.” John F. Kennedy
On 9.11.01, the cloudless September sky of thirteen years ago is forever etched into my memory. I drove home not fully comprehending what I’d seen on the TV while at work. Our family was fortunate not to have lost anyone on 9/11/01, but we grieved for those who did. We grieved for our country. My son, who was only six at the time, vividly remembers that day and those that followed. We didn’t attempt to hide what happened from him. He is always the first in the family to remind us the anniversary is upon us. He will never forget and neither should any American.
History repeats itself and we must always maintain vigilance against enemies foreign and domestic. Today I’d like to thank our military, intelligence agencies and public safety communities for maintaining watch. GOD BLESS AMERICA!!