Happy Fourth of July

By Jim Wambach | July 3, 2021

Happy Fourth of July*

We wish everyone a very happy Independence Day. As we celebrate this Fourth of July weekend, we are reminded of the freedoms we enjoy as Americans, and honor the sacrifices made by our founding fathers. We are truly blessed to live in a free and democratic country.

“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.” — Declaration of Independence

As we reflect upon those words, we can acknowledge that 245 years since the signing of the Declaration of Independence, we have work to do. We imagine a day when all Americans enjoy the same freedoms, equality, racial justice, and educational equity, regardless of the color of their skin or their place of birth.

As you celebrate this weekend, we hope you will take a moment to reflect on the freedoms we share, and the freedoms we may extend to all Americans.

 

* Photo courtesy of Andrew Calhoun @uptownjazznet