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Monday, July 4, 2016

Independence Day

Happy 4th of July Lake Havasu! We just got back from the 4th of July celebration at Cavalry Baptist's new Sweetwater Campus and it was great! It was our first time in the new facility and we were stunned. The place was packed, standing room only if you arrived within ten minutes of show time. Happily, we managed seats because we did get there a bit early.

Every branch of the armed services was represented along with our veteran's service organizations. The Marine Corps League presented colors and honors. The choir was absolutely fantastic and the solo performers delivered beautiful renditions of patriotic songs including one of the best renditions of the national anthem I've heard in a very long time. In addition, the displays of photographs of our many veterans who have served were on display along with the historic collection of uniforms. It was Americans coming together in unity and the message was one of loving thy neighbors; Dr. Garrison did not disappoint.

We came back home and I rigged up the rotisserie for the bird that has been marinating since yesterday in anticipation of an afternoon feast followed by fireworks over the lake. We're going to walk down the street just a tad and then watch them from a bird's eye view of the bay. We are going to bask in the warmth of liberty.

Remembering how we became a nation and why… that truly is important. For two hundred and forty years, we have managed to survive every ordeal and trial placed upon us as a nation. We've taken our punches, we've got our battle scars, but we remain the most powerful nation on Earth; our quality of life is excellent and our liberty is secure. Sure, we can do better with things like health care and education; we should hold ourselves to the highest of standards. But all in all, our lives are pretty good.

Nothing divides us that cannot be overcome by that which binds us together. Today is a glittering reminder of our common roots and purposes. Today we celebrate our freedom together as one nation.

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