This is a week of vacations and celebrations in America. We take the 4th of July seriously. We plan for it, prepare for it, enjoying the day--and perhaps the entire week--with those we love on vacations, at lakes, concerts, picnics and more.
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!
Dee Dee has helped create and coach "customer care" programs and cultures for healthcare, government, travel, financial services, plumbing, retail, publishing, automotive and entire communities.