Freedom to love life and enjoy it with those you love is the wish I wish for you. Patriotic and military lives are all about freedom. Everyone should be all about this freedom and willing to stand up for who they are and what they believe in and allow others to do the same.
Freedom to be all you can be. To be safe. July 4th is all about independence from anyone who keep us from our rights to believe as we believe, to be all that we can be. Every day should be about it though, not just the 4th of July.
All the wars, all the military troops and families who have sacrificed through so many years have done it all so that we can have this freedom.
It is up to us, all of us, to live our lives with gratitude for all we have and to pass on those good things in life to others so they can enjoy life a little more also.
You have the right to express yourself with passion and dignity. You have the right to your religious beliefs, or none at all. To get a great education and job, or stash the money so that someday your children can. Nothing is perfect. But the freedom to say so is a gift.