Celebrating OUR Independence Day this 4th of July!
Allow me to first wish you all a joyous Happy 4th of July this year. This year has thus far has been full of joy for many here in the United States as well as for those in different countries around the globe. It has also been full of challenges for many either facing harsh realities life brings. Whether it is being unemployed, Death in the Family, Illness we have no control over, an economy which shows no signs of changing for the better and the list goes on etc etc. I know there are people everywhere who are having it bad. However, I am reminded words spoken to me by a Guardian who always and continuous to look over me. These words are and I quote, “Yes you are having it bad day or life has got you on the rocks. Just remember and ALWAYS never forget there are persons out there who have it A LOT more worse then you.” Such words are a constant reminder to me that nothing is free. Even what may appear to be free may have a price not visible, but there in some form or another.
Which brings me to the FREEDOM we all cherish and at times unfortunately take for granted did come at a GREAT PRICE. Our history has shown us over the course of time. The Rights, Freedom and Independence we have were passed onto us by our Founding Fathers. As we also acknowledge the different Wars in the name of Freedom and Independence where many fellow Americans gave their very lives to preserve. It is a CONSTANT reminder to all of us we are indeed very FORTUNATE to live in this country. While in others countries aboard Freedom is slim and at times fleeting. We as a people continue to rise to the challenge to help people here at home and overseas anyway WE can as best WE can. It is in the worst of times that we the HUMAN RACE are at our VERY BEST! Please keep that close to the heart.
This 4th of July we HONOR our members of the Armed Forces. Serving in the Army, Air force, Coast Guard, Marines and Navy. These Brother and Sisters in uniform represent US ALL. No matter where they are serving here at home or overseas. We also HONOR those members who have served and are now Veterans. We also pay HONOR, RESPECT and HOMAGE to Service members who have given their lives in the line of duty for our great country so we can still have the very freedoms we cherish. Let’s not forget their families from who they all draw strength from when times are hard and they are alone. These families are also making sacrifices we may not always see.
Please as a token of the highest respect if you see a Military Service Member take a moment to say thank you for their SERVICE. Or shake their hand and say thank you. While you are at it take time to thank a Fire Man, Police Officer, Doctor, Nurse, Teacher, EMS, etc. They also were a UNIFORM and help us by keeping us safe and giving aid with no regard for their own safety. You will be surprised that many of them are very humble and greatly appreciate our support and gratitude. The duty they perform is never an easy one. GOD BLESS you all and thank you reading this message. Please post and share your thoughts here with US!
Posted by Admiral Miguel Rivera on July 4, 2014 at 1:58am