As we plan to take a celebratory summer day off with friends and family to enjoy picnics, BBQs, fireworks and other events with friends and family, let us reflect upon the true meaning of July Fourth. Many paid the ultimate sacrifice to defend and secure freedom for all Americans. Generations have fought and died for our liberty. Let’s not take those sacrifices for granted, but truly celebrate our many freedoms. Let’s take a moment to honor those who have served and are currently serving in our military and thank them.
“The liberties of our country, the freedom of our civil Constitution, are worth defending at all hazards; and it is our duty to defend them against all attacks. We have received them as a fair inheritance from our worthy ancestors: they purchased them for us with toil and danger and expense of treasure and blood, and transmitted them to us with care and diligence. It will bring an everlasting mark of infamy on the present generation, enlightened as it is, if we should suffer them to be wrested from us by violence without a struggle, or to be cheated out of them by the artifices of false and designing men.” ~ Samuel Adams