Happy Birthday America

The Spirit of '76 by Archibald MacNeal Willard.

As we celebrate the 4th of July of 2014 I wanted to wish everyone a safe and sane holiday weekend.  I also wanted to remind everyone out there that while you are celebrating the birthday of our great country please remember the men and women that are working to maintain your comfort and safety both here and abroad.  It is sometimes to easy to forget those that are working 24/7 to allow us to have these fun celebrations.  Take the time to thank a veteran for their service, a firefighter, a police officer, and EMT or any of our active duty and reserve military that are always on call.  Our country is full of people who work and volunteer to keep us safe everyday.  We are a nation of people who, despite our differences, have always come together in times of need to help one another.  Politics and religion aside, thank a stranger for their contribution to this country no matter what their job, their political view, their religious belief , their color or sexual preference because we ALL make up this great country of ours one person at a time.  Happy 4th of July!