July 4 (Independence Day ) holds special meaning for me. My Dad fought at Normandy and participated in D-Day. He was one of the paratroopers dropped on the wrong side of the lines, and had to fight his way back to "the good guys". Despite our challenges, America is still the greatest country in the world. 

And there would be no United States of America without our armed forces. My prayers are with them this holiday weekend.  If you previously served in the military – thank you for your service.  This is truly the land of the free and home of the brave.

Have a glorious July 4, and God bless America.