Our office will be closed on Thursday July 4th and Friday July 5th, 2019. We will resume normal business hours on Monday, July 8, 2019.
Independence Day, The Fourth of July, The Mid-Summer Holiday of hot days, Parades, great Barbeques, water balloon fights, family vacations and All-Star Baseball. And don’t forget the fireworks! My dog really hates fireworks, but as a human-being, I LOVE them, with all their colors and splendor, the loud noises and the wave of awe from the crowds, the looks of amazement on the young faces illuminated in the bright lights with each subsequent explosion. It’s a glimpse of the innocence we all had as children, along with the wonder and amazement of new experiences.
We are blessed to be Americans and to have the privilege of celebrating Independence Day. It is a holiday like no other. Today, in 2019 though, we as a people all but forgotten what we celebrate and why. It seems that Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness has either been lost or taken for granted by our younger citizens. People today protest about statues erected in honor of our forefathers, who risked everything in very uncertain times against overwhelming odds to stand up and fight for what they believed were God-Ordained and God-Given rights that were in peril of disappearing forever under the strong hand of tyranny from the British Crown of King George III.
The media today paints these brave and selfless patriots as horrible people who are better forgotten than celebrated. They assign social standards to them from today that didn’t exist then and try to change the reality of that time by projecting their own naive reasoning to people and times they have no understanding of or desire to learn from. George Santayana, a Spanish Philosopher (1863-1952) once said that those who cannot learn from history are doomed to repeat it (paraphrased). No man or woman in the history of the world was perfect (other than Jesus Christ), but those who selflessly rise above the human condition to fight for the greater good are to be celebrated; even in their imperfection.
The reality of why we celebrate Independence Day and proudly place our right hands over our hearts and sing The Star Spangled Banner is……..click to –> Read the Full July 4th Newsletter