Let's remember the reason for the day: celebrating our country's birthday, and the effort that went into creating this great democracy. An experiment for the world still plays out 242 years later, a feat not to be taken for granted.
Let's remember that service to our country is service to fellow Americans, helping to ensure America remains what she has been: a wonderful country, filled with promise, filled with ideas to solve problems and through those solutions, create hope always for a better future.
And let's remember that our experience as Americans is a pretty special experience, not to be taken for granted. Celebrate it with joy. Happy 4th of July!