As we celebrate July Fourth, remember those who made it possible
Below is the quote that appeared at the top of this year’s Independence Day 2016 letter signed by the sergeant major of the Army, the Army chief of staff and the secretary of the Army to the men and women serving our nation.
“Citizens by birth or choice of a common country, that country has a right to concentrate your affections. The name of American, which belongs to you, in your national capacity, must always exalt the just pride of Patriotism. — George Washington.”
The quote is not easy to read but the message is still pertinent today. We celebrate the anniversary of our nation’s Declaration of Independence. Fifty-six representatives from the Second Continental Congress signed the Declaration of Independence 240 years ago.