Right now our country is in a state of economic crisis (no matter if some say it's over) and we're at war in a foreign country. It may not be the best of times for some but it also is probably not the worst of times for most.
We are blessed to live in a country of abundance or, at the very least, some. Many go without.
We are blessed to live in a country of relative safety. Many fall daily both without this assurance and to protect our assurance.
We are blessed to live in a country with certain inalienable rights. Many are persecuted for much less.
We are blessed to live in a country with free speech and freedom of religion. Many have no freedom.
We are blessed to live in a country with a military system in place to defend us at the country's beck and call. Many rely on those same soldiers because they have few or none.
We, the United States of America, are blessed. Please remember this as you celebrate your Independence Day.
"because the flag still stands for freedom. And you can't take that away."
God bless you, your family, and America.