Tomorrow families will be together, barbecues will be cooking, and fireworks will be blasting hundreds of feet high for the amazement of all underneath their spectacle. These traditions bring us closer together as a families, communities, a culture and as a nation. Throughout this mix of festivities the purpose of celebration may be lost to the majority of those participants.
Independence Day is meant to commemorate many of our liberties that we enjoy in this country. These freedoms are afforded to us by other men and women who dedicated their lives toward these ideals. Even though we celebrate with various types of fares and showcases, it’s especially important to remember the lives given in order for us to take part in our daily liberties.
Heroes at home are just as important to remember as heroes on the battlefront. Recently, 19 firefighters were tragically killed while combating a 2,000+ acre wildfire in Arizona. These men were described as “the elite.” Our protection and safety are afforded to us by the men and women who put on their uniform respective uniforms daily. Whether they are the police, firefighters or soldiers they’re a major reason why we enjoy the lifestyle we so choose.
Among our holiday fun-fare, let us remember the reasons that we are protected and what was and is sacrificed for our independence.