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Remembering Independence Day, July 4, 1776

On Independence Day, celebrated on July 4th, Americans celebrate our country’s freedom with fireworks, family, and friends. Amidst the fun and hoopla, let’s pause to remember the supreme price of freedom.

Freedom is our most revered right as citizens of the United States

The United States flag displayed at Grand Central Station, New York City, NY
The United States flag displayed at Grand Central Station, New York City, NY

 

Let’s hoist up our American flags, prominently wear our red, white, and blue, and proudly show our dedication to those to whom we owe this weekend: our nation’s veterans and U.S. military.

 

Our country is great because of them. In their honor, I want to invite everyone to take a moment with me today and pause in honor of those who have fought and those who continue to fight for our freedom.

statue of General George Washington, first President of the United States of America - New York City

statue of General George Washington, first President of the United States of America – New York City

 

As the world’s largest women’s patriotic service organization, the American Legion Auxiliary (ALA) thanks the brave men and women who fought – and continue to fight – at home and abroad, along with their families who sacrificed along with them, to allow us the privilege to live in the Land of the Free because of the brave.

(message courtesy of ALA leadership)

 

 May God bless America and our friends around the world.

The Statue of Liberty

“Liberty Enlightening the World” on Liberty Island, New York City, gift to the United States from France

 

I am proud to be a member of the American Legion Auxiliary and the Daughters of the American Revolution. 

Have a happy, healthy, and safe Independence Holiday.    Dr. Aletha 

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