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.

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 

Independence Day, July 4, 1776

As part of the world’s largest women’s patriotic service organization, American Legion Auxiliary volunteers across the country also step up to honor veterans and military through annual scholarships and with ALA Girls State programs, teaching high school juniors to be leaders grounded in patriotism and Americanism.

Today we celebrate the birth of the United States of America “one nation under God, with liberty and justice for all.”

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

As a member of The American Legion Auxiliary I thank all service members of the Armed Forces of the United States of America for their innumerable contributions to protecting our freedoms and keeping our nation safe. I also want to thank the families of deployed service members for their strength and their sacrifice.

Our country is great because of you. In your 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

American Legion Auxiliary members have dedicated themselves for nearly a century to meeting the needs of our nation’s veterans, military and their families both here and abroad. They volunteer millions of hours yearly, with a value of nearly $2 billion.

As part of the world’s largest women’s patriotic service organization, Auxiliary volunteers across the country also step up to honor veterans and military through annual scholarships and with ALA Girls State programs, teaching high school juniors to be leaders grounded in patriotism and Americanism.

To learn more about the Auxiliary’s mission or to volunteer, donate or join, visit www.ALAforVeterans.org.

May God bless America and our friends around the world.

The Statue of Liberty
“Liberty Enlightening the World” statue on Liberty Island, New York City

sharing the HEART of liberty

I hope you enjoyed these patriotic photos I took during my trip to New York City.

Did you know, the first woman to graduate from a medical school in the United States, established a hospital in New York City? Dr. Elizabeth Blackwell and her sister Dr. Emily Blackwell established the New York Infirmary for Women and Children in 1857. That facility eventually became the New York-Presbyterian Lower Manhattan Hospital .

                              Dr. Aletha