MONDAY MORNING MESSAGE | Independence Day Celebrations

This week will be filled with fireworks, picnics and celebrations. Starting with Canada Day on July 1st and the 4th of July weekend. One of the best parts of any holiday is time spent with family and friends. But let’s not forget that this week is a time to celebrate our independence as we enjoy so many liberties that are easily taken for granted. Safety, shelter, an abundance of food and the rights afforded to us via the constitution. Many of our ancestors made huge sacrifices for our independence, and many more serve daily to insure our independence, safety and way of life.

Something to Think About
Strange but true fact: John Adams and Thomas Jefferson, the only signers of the Declaration of Independence later to serve as United States Presidents, died on the same day, July 4, 1826, which was the 50th anniversary of the Declaration of Independence.

Weekly Activity
As you celebrate with friends and family this week, practice safety if handling fireworks. Fireworks are a part of 4th of July celebrations, but are also responsible for many injuries each year.

Words of Wisdom
Liberty is a constant battle between government; who would limit it, people; who would concede it, and patriots; who would defend it. – Samuel R. Young Jr.

Those who expect to reap the blessings of freedom must undergo the fatigue of supporting it. – Thomas Paine

This nation will remain the land of the free only so long as it is the home of the brave. – Elmer Davis

Freedom is nothing but a chance to be better. – Albert Camus

It is easy to take liberty for granted, when you have never had it taken from you. – Unknown

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