It’s so easy to be unbelievable that this August will mark my twelfth year in New York City. As much as I’ve been having a love/ hate relationship with this place, it continues to set an example of the melting pot that the United States of America has become. Whenever I travel to another U.S. city, it seems now that I’m traveling to a foreign country and not vice versa..
Probably the most memorable moment in my life where I have seen so many Americans come together to show what we are made of happened to be one of the most horrific days in world history. It is a shame that it had to take that one day to bring us together, however, it did.. From then on September 11, 2001 set a new tone , or perhaps reinforce, what we stand for. It is to echo what history has taught us from previous conflicts and wars with other nations in order to show what we are made of: equality, liberty, and justice for all.
All one has to do is look at the turmoil other nations are going through, especially in the Middle East, to realize and be thankful for what we have as Americans. Not only that, but to be thankful that our focus is to improve constantly our standards of living through technological development and the strive to always make a better life for ourselves.
I wish to thank every member, veteran, and martyr in the United States armed services who have have risked their lives to give us the freedom that we embrace today. Your commitment and service to our beloved nation is paramount and has kept us strong. I personally am forever greatful as I’m sure millions of other Americans are.
While we enjoy our July 4th feasts, celebrations, and summer activities, please keep in mind the simple fact that we are able to have such an event in our lives to celebrate with family and loved ones.
If your loved ones are stationed overseas, they should serve well, and return home to you safely knowing that they took part in the history that we are celebrating this very day.
Happy Independence Day!