Happy Birthday, America!
The summer is just getting started, and many of you are heading for big barbecues and family picnics. As you begin preparing to cookout, spend time with loved ones and enjoy the warmer weather, we can’t forget why we are free to do so.
Our country’s history is rich with stories of integrity, sacrifice and the pursuit of happiness. This all started with the publication of the Declaration of Independence in 1776. We still hold those same truths to be “self-evident” and are the foundations of what makes our nation great.
Many have sacrificed so much to continue this experiment of freedom and democracy, and we should not forget to thank them for what they have done. Our military members, past and present, deserve every honor we can bestow upon them.
This Fourth of July, in between the picnics and fireworks, let’s all find a little time to contemplate the blessings of this nation and those who made it possible. May our country continue to flourish on this Independence Day and beyond.
Be safe and enjoy the day.
Until next time,