Saturday, July 4, 2009
On our nation's birthday, we enjoy the freedom to spend time with family, picnic, watch fireworks, or whatever we choose to do. One of the greatest blessings of this great nation is that we have this freedom. Freedom won with blood and sacrifice by men and women of untold valor. Freedom that comes at a great price to win and preserve. On this day of celebration, the sincerest gratitude of a grateful nation is extended to those that have sacrificed time away from family, endured hardships, and even made the greatest sacrifice so that we may enjoy our freedoms. It is through your sacrifice that we are a great nation, a city on a hill, a beacon of freedom to the world. Our freedoms are not free, and we honor those that have preserved the freedom we enjoy on this day. Thank you.