Happy Fourth of July
Soon we will be celebrating the birth of our country and the signing of the Declaration of Independence. July 4th is our most important patriotic holiday because it put our country on the road to freedom and life as a new country. The day is marked with cookouts, a parade, a concert, and most importantly fireworks.
We think of this day as a day remembering our freedom, not as a right to do as we please but an opportunity to do what is right.
Old Glory flies in our midst in honor of those who fought to protect it and is a reminder of the sacrifice they made, some even their lives. They are the hero’s we honor when we think of freedom.
Ronald Regan stated, “Democracy is worth dying for, because it’s the most deeply honorable form of government ever devised by man.”
Abraham Lincoln said, “Don’t interfere with anything in the Constitution. That must be maintained, for it is the only safeguard of our liberties.”
Our forefathers didn’t come to this country to find soil for their plows or any other economic advantage; they came for liberty and freedom for their souls. It is our duty as present day citizens to unite for the same reason. I say that because I have been in nations where the people suffer from oppression and have no freedom or purpose in life. We need to understand and be aware that this country will remain the land of the free only if it is the home of the brave.
I hope you celebrate this holiday with a deep appreciation for our freedom and honor those who have sacrificed much to preserve it.
Happy Fourth of July!
-Brent Chugg, Mayor