A happy Independence Day to all. I don’t like calling this holiday “the fourth” or just “4th of July” because it doesn’t convey the weight and the importance of the day as “Independence Day” does. Today is a magnificent celebration of the sacrifices and triumphs made by our forefathers who fought against the British monarchy and created the first truly free and democratic society on Earth. This is an achievement that deserves and demands the utmost respect and admiration and honor that we can give.
So, today, while you’re preparing for fireworks, and bar-b-que, and playing in the park with your kids, or getting set to light those bottle rockets after sucking down a six pack, remember your freedom came at am amazing price. It came at the price of countless thousands who determined that they would no longer live under the rule of tyranny, but instead would fight for a nation, one nation, under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all. God Bless America.