I hope everyone is having a wonderful holiday weekend. As we travel and celebrate this holiday weekend, let us not forget those who selflessly sacrificed so that we could live free. In a speech he gave last year, President Obama encouraged us to “remember how unlikely it was that our American experiment would succeed at all; that a small band of patriots would declare independence from a powerful empire; and that they would form, in the new world, what the old world had never known — a government of, by, and for the people.”
You know, as much as it pains me to agree with the man (nyerk!), he’s right. It’s that same indomitable spirit that the first American patriots had that I look for and am proud to see today. In my opinion, this is the best country to be living in today, and I am damned proud to call America my home and Americans my people. I’m thankful for all of you.
To those who care about liberty and our beautiful country and volunteer to serve, and accept the risks that accompany, thank you. To those who have served, and to those who have paid the ultimate price to protect the freedoms that me and my family enjoy, thank you. To those left behind by the ones who serve, the mothers, fathers, sisters, brothers, wives, husbands, sons, daughters, … I admire your strength, thank you.
“Thank you” doesn’t seem like much, but what I have is yours — my thanks, my support, my celebration, my love. Let us all be thankful and rejoice. As John Adams wrote to his wife Abigail, “It ought to be commemorated as the day of deliverance, by solemn acts of devotion to God Almighty. It ought to be solemnized with pomp and parade, with shows, games, sports, guns, bells, bonfires, and illuminations, from one end of this continent to the other, from this time forward forever more.”
I hope everyone has a great holiday. Have fun, stay safe, be well. You’ll hear from me again soon, but in the mean time …