Today we celebrate our nation. Our country was formed on the basic tenet of freedom. Almost 250 years later we are blessed to be able to enjoy what our nation has offered us. A big part of that freedom is due to those who have served our nation during both conflict and in peacetime. It is largely because of these men and women who have defended the right to be free.
A big part of what our nation stands for is represented by our American flag. It means having pride for the country and its history, the strength of all our people, the joy of seeing military persons coming home, the ability of Americans to overcome and unite, the freedom to express yourself, the ability to become anything you want, and the commitment to serve your country.
We as American’s honor our nation, specifically our military veterans for their sacrifice and commitment. Without this willingness to serve and the devotion to ideals, such as equality, liberty and the pursuit of happiness Americans wouldn’t be able to celebrate many of the religious, economic and social freedoms we currently enjoy.
Our nation isn’t perfect and can be better but as we observe what is happening around the world as individual freedoms are being threatened daily, we are blessed to be living in a nation where these freedoms are ensured.
Today we salute those who have served and are currently doing so. Our nation is a better place because of them.