The Fourth of July holiday is probably at the hub of the longest weekends in the year. It is a time when virtually every company, grocery store and service shuts down in order to give time to celebrate the independence of our country.
Depending on your own age and experience, you may think of July 4th as a picnic. Or a softball tournament. Or a great day to be at the lake. And that's okay, because in doing any of those activities we are enjoying liberty and the celebration of freedom.
These rights were perfected by our predecessors. John F. Kennedy said, "I am proud of the revolutionary beliefs for which our forebears fought. . . the belief that the rights of man come not from the generosity of the state but the hands of God."
As we celebrate summer, family, and the fourth of July, let us also celebrate our freedom.