Monday, July 4, 2011

July 4th…Remembering Our Troops

I think most people will be celebrating today. The barbeques will be all fired up and steaks, burgers, hot dogs and chicken will be on the grill. Families and friends will be getting together in their backyards, taking dips in the pool, drinking cold beverages, talking and laughing. Kids will be playing hard. The beach goers will be headed out early to get good spots to lay their blankets. Beer will overflowed!

We are just having a quiet day at home here, so it gave me pause to reflect a minute on why we are celebrating. I thought of all the men and women in our military, from before this country was born, who fought for our freedom over 200 years ago and the countless numbers who have fought to make sure we kept it. Would we even be celebrating today if they all hadn’t put their lives on the line for what they believed for what this country stands for; for our liberties?

So maybe today, we can remember those who fought to make this day possible and also pray for all our military men and women who won’t be home today because they are still out there protecting our nation without a second thought for their own lives.

Happy 4th of July!

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