This Fourth of July as you join your family and friends in celebration, make it a point to slow down, share a little laughter, eat some good food and take a moment for reflection. This holiday marks the birth of American independence and that is something we should never take for granted. It marks the recognition that “every person has inherent rights” and that all people are “created equal”. It celebrates the ideals of democracy.
It is a summertime festive celebration of food, fun, family and friends. It is also symbolic of a country formed from an array of determined people who hold the values of freedom close at heart. So take a moment to pause and be grateful for who we are as a nation, as we can storm the streets with music, laughter, and banners of red white and blue…because of the democracy, freedom, and equality we strive to keep.