On the 4th I can't help but dwell on our Soldiers and Airmen (and their families) past, present, and future who embody the words of freedom, faith, sacrifice, commitment, courage, perseverance, fortitude, and strength. Our "red, white, and blue" abound because of them.
"It is the soldier, not the reporter, who has given us the freedom of the press. It is the soldier, not the poet, who has given us the freedom of speech. It is the soldier, not the campus organizer, who gives us the freedom to demonstrate. It is the soldier, who salutes the flag, who serves beneath the flag, and whose coffin is draped by the flag, who allows the protester to burn the flag."
- Father Dennis Edward O'Brien
Whatever you do to celebrate the 4th, don't forget why we celebrate this day and the heritage of sacrifice this day represents. Happy freedom day!