Happy Fourth of July, everyone! As always, I am reminded to thank the veterans in my life who fought so hard and given so much to give us this freedom and to maintain it.
This Fourth was a poignant reminder of how much some have given up so that the rest of us may enjoy those freedoms. As I sat enjoying fireworks, a close family member and veteran, and avid outdoorsman, remained inside, because no number of years can take away the memories and feelings that accompany sounds reminding him of mortars and bombs.
I hope that you, like me, took a few moments to say a prayer for such men, and offer a word of gratitude.