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Happy 4th America

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As our nation celebrates our independence, we should all take a moment to remember our brave military men and women who continue to keep America free.  For more than 230 years the men and women of the military have protected this country and our way of life.  They have sacrificed their lives, time, and talents to ensure that every American citizen is free from dictators and tyrants who would want to take away our freedoms.  

As you witness the many American flags that wave across America, remember that that flag represents the sacrifices and achievements of many who have fallen in battle to protect this country.  It represents the many civilians who sacrifice material wealth unselfishly to ensure that our country had the means to protect itself.  It represents every hard working individual who toils each day to help our economy survive.  It represents all of us who stand by our freedoms and contribute to the good of our society.  It represents our freedoms and our way of life.

As we celebrate this joyous day, may we remember always the sacrifices that made our country free.  People like:

Crispus Attucks, the first casualty of the Revolutionary War, who gathered a large group of colonists and challenged the British troops to fight without their guns on March 5, 1770.  This event would later be known as the "Boston Massacre".

Mary Ludwig Hays (Molly Pitcher) who replaced her wounded husband at his cannon during the Battle of Monmounth in 1778.

Stephen Girard, who risked his entire fortune of 8 million dollars to help fund the War of 1812.  He was the only one with the means to restore the solvency of the US Treasury.  His unselfish contributions was a direct result in winning the war.

Clara Barton, who founded the American Red Cross. Her tireless efforts to give aid to wounded soldiers on the Civil War battlefields saved many lives.  Her courageous efforts gave her the title of "the true heroine of the age, the angel of the battlefield."

Commodore George Dewey, who served bravely in the Spanish-American War.  His contributions earned him the respect as a national hero.

Edward Rickenbacker, a War War I Ace, who won 26 air battles against the Germans. His heroism won him the Medal Of Honor.

Private Frank James Last, who served valiantly in World War I and who survived the experience of a POW.

PFC George Benjamin Jr., who courageously fought in World War II.  He gave the ultimate sacrifice to his country.  His brave actions earned him a Medal Of Honor.

PFC Ernest E West, who inspirationally fought in the Korean War. Having been critically wounded and losing an eye, his actions earned him the Medal of Honor.

SFC Eugene Ashley Jr., who valiantly led 5 charges against the enemy in the Vietnam War.  His brave actions resulted in the ultimate sacrifice for his country and earned him the Medal Of Honor.

MSG Gary I Gordon, who fought bravely in Mogidishu, Somalia and saved the lives of his fellow soldiers.  His ultimate sacrifice and courageous actions in the face of overwhelming odds earned him the Medal of Honor.

SFC Paul R Smith, who was out-numbered, stood firm in confronting the enemy.  His ultimate sacrifice saved the lives of his fellow soldiers and earned him the first Medal of Honor given in the Iraq War.

These brave patriots are just a small handful of the thousands who have given their all for you and me to live in a country that enjoys freedom.  As you pass by the many American flags this July 4th, pause for a moment and remember a soldier, a sailor, a marine, or any member of our armed forces.  Our freedoms were purchased with their lives.   Please support our troops

 

Sacrifice for free is not duty but an honor.

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