236 years ago today, a group of patriots gave birth to the greatest hope of men on earth.
In the two centuries since then, many brave young men and women have sacrificed their lives so that we may remain free.
Others have returned home badly wounded, and often ignored by their countrymen.
On this July 4th, let’s stop to think about those dedicated men and women halfway around the world, who at this very moment, are putting their lives and safety on the line so that we may celebrate today.
Thank you for keeping us free.