As we celebrate this Independence Day, please keep gratitude in your hearts for all our nation’s veterans and active duty service members. I’d like to share my own message of thanks today.
“Only July 4, 1776, our Founding Fathers declared America’s independence from British rule.” The declaration they penned on that historic day has, for centuries since, remained a symbol of the values toward which our nation must strive.
As was written all those many years ago:“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.”
I hope, therefore, that this Fourth of July you will take time to reflect on these words, and also on the privileges our nation’s citizens have been afforded by those who have fought to defend them.
I myself am a military veteran of 26 years, and my sister recently retired from 20 years of active duty in the United States Marine Corps. As such, I thought it would be interesting to give you a glimpse into her retirement ceremony. You can see clips from that prestigious event in the video above.
I have included these clips so as to provide you with a view into our nation’s proud military traditions. The history, symbols, customs, and values of the various branches of our country’s military are too extensive to encapsulate completely, but I hope that, through this brief glimpse into my sister’s ceremony, you will feel as inspired as I was.
And as military veterans, my sister and I account for just two among the multitudes of service men and women who have served under the red, white, and blue in defense of our nation’s independence. So on this Fourth of July, let us all extend our gratitude to those, past and present, who have served and made sacrifices for our country.
It is thanks to America’s brave service members that we, to this day, retain the freedom to enjoy our rights. With this in mind, I ask you to show your pride, independence, and support for our country this Fourth of July. Please raise and fly our great flag high, so that all who see it can remember that within those colors lies the spirit of our values.
With that said, I would love to offer special acknowledgment to anyone in your life who has served our nation. If you or anyone you know are a veteran or an active duty service member, please let me know. Happy Fourth of July!
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