The 4th of July is much more than fireworks, parades, picnics, baseball games and family cookouts.
It should also be a time to pause and honor those who served and are serving to defend the freedoms we enjoy today.
The men and women who died on the beaches of Normandy, the fields of Vietnam, the deserts of Iraq, the mountains of Afghanistan, the buildings in New York and Washington D.C. and so many other places around the world should never be forgotten.
It is because of their sacrifices we’re able to enjoy fishing, camping, boating and hiking in our great outdoors.
To all of you men and women who served or are serving we salute you and thank you.
Enjoy the 4th of July but don’t forget why we celebrate it.