Happy Birthday, America!
Happy Birthday, America! 239 years ago, our Founding Fathers set a new, unchartered course for us. It is one that has required hard work and sacrifice of so many throughout the centuries. In declaring our independence, we declared we would do whatever it takes, as long as it takes, to ensure that same right for the generations to come. The founders signed their name to a document that concluded, "And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes and our sacred Honor."
No group knows better the full extent of this pledge than families of our nation's fallen military heroes. For the support of that same Declaration, we pledged allegiance to a way of life that exacted the highest of prices. We endured frequent moves, long separations, multiple deployments, and final goodbyes, and we remain proud to have played our part in preserving this country's ideals.
Through mutual support, we give each other courage to move forward, to remember and celebrate loved ones whose lights shall never be extinguished. Together, bound by the honor of our heroes and the selfless lives they lived, we have found in each other the strength and hope to carry on as living legacies. We are America's Family.
This Independence Day, America's Family wishes all of our fellow countrymen a happy and safe Fourth of July. May your holiday be filled with cherished traditions and celebrations that honor all who have sacrificed to give us this free nation. And may God continue to bless the United States of America.