I’d like to take this space to send warm wishes to our friends in Canada. Happy Canada Day.
And, to my fellow Americans, Happy Independence Day. How sweet it is to be able to post these very words without fear of retribution of any kind. I ask you, my dear friends, to please take this time to dedicate your thoughts to those who have given us this freedom so unselfishly. Please pray or think of those who are spending this weekend away from home, regardless of what your political associations may be.
My friends are there, and they are your friends too.
If you venture out this weekend, and see a service member enjoying the festivities, would you please take the time to shake his or her hand? It may seem small, or trite, but it is what drives us families to keep doing what we do. It is something they do not for government, not for politics, but for the average joe who is having breakfast with his family at this moment, dropping their children off at school, or stopping off at church for a quick prayer.
When my family has been stopped by a stranger, thanking us for our sacrifice, we sometimes hear “It is the least I can do to thank you.” I think to myself “No, it is the most you can do.”
Happy Independence Day
Ways to help the military: http://americasupportsyou.mil
edited: thanks to Kelly for pointing out my very embarassing error.