I was reminded this week of the meaning of duty, commitment and of honor. The reminder came in the form of an email from the Wounded Warrior Project, an organization with a purpose very near and dear in our home. So rather than trying to paraphrase a wonderfully clear message, I wanted to share a portion of it with you:
“On July 4th, we celebrate the independence of America and the prosperity of our great nation. And it’s thanks to the brave heroes of the United States armed forces who keep our country safe and secure that we can enjoy this holiday each year. Many make extraordinary sacrifices in our defense, suffering terrible injuries. Our wounded heroes fought for our freedom, and they need our support back home.“
So this year, as we drive by a flag waving in the wind or enjoy a holiday fireworks spectacular, let’s remember all those who have given so much to ensure our freedoms.
Have a Happy and Safe Independence Day.