Recently thousands of people across the country gathered together with family and friends in order to celebrate Independence Day. In honor of the occasion, many gathered around the grill to enjoy a burger or dressed a hotdog with their favorite relish as they watched the fireworks cascade overhead.

Freedom is a very special thing and is something none of us should take lightly. While we often fail to consider just how precious our freedom really is, Independence Day provides a great opportunity to stop and consider just how great a gift we’ve been given by those who have come before us. Our forefathers sacrificed greatly with many paying the ultimate price so that we could live as free men and women in America. Today, many continue to give their lives in the pursuit of that high ideal. The fourth should’ve have reminded us about all the patriots who have come before, but it shouldn’t be the only time our patriotism is seen or exemplified to those around us. Patriotism should be a daily practice in which we show the ‘better angels of our nature’ to those around us.

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