July 4th is only a little over a week away! We celebrate American Independence Day on the Fourth of July every year. We think of July 4, 1776, as a day that represents the Declaration of Independence and the birth of the United States of America.
For many Americans that means spending time with family, firing up the grill and lighting up the sky with fireworks. For others it means reflecting on our Nation’s history, remembering time served in our military, or thinking of loved ones who are currently serving.
Independence Day means many things to people. Like so many holidays the real meaning has become blurred. Unfortunately in these tumultuous times, many do not have the freedom to speak what they feel or to be treated equally and fairly, to be shown respect and to expect that others will act responsibly. Liberty and Justice for All does not necessarily exist.
It’s time to reclaim our Values, stand up and fight for them!
This year, why not reflect on what Independence Day really means to you besides fireworks, grilling, beaching and shopping the sales!