We fought and died at the Alamo. We had our sugar plantations burned to the ground during the Civil War. My great grandfather survived the trenches of the Battle of the Bulge during WWI, had a great uncle that was killed in the attack on Pearl Harbor WWII, my great uncle survived as a POW the Japanese Bataan Death March (over 60 miles of torture), another great uncle flew fighter jets during WWII and became a 4 Star General. He retired from the Pentagon back in the mid 80's, my grandfather fought in Korea on a battleship, and my father was shot and survived Vietnam.
Independence Day is a time to remember my family who fought and served so I could have freedom. I never want to make this holiday all about BBQ and fireworks. I always want to keep the memory alive of what the past generations have sacrificed for me today. It's my responsibility to teach the future generations about our nation's (family) history. Thank you for all who have served this great nation. God Bless!
Happy Birthday America!!!