This Saturday the United States celebrates its 239th birthday and while there are many areas for improvement I believe most people can find something for which to be thankful. Whether it be business opportunity, freedom of choice, freedom of travel, or some other liberty or privilege, there are multiple reasons that so many persons risk life and limb to migrate to the United States.
This 4th of July I think we should each reflect on the good, not-so-good, and in between as relate to our nation and strive to be part of the solution to at least one problem we see in our midst. And after all this thinking and planning and remembering our veterans who sacrificed so that we could have these opportunities I implore you to enjoy a cold beverage, grilled item, or other good taste of the summer. Godspeed to each of you and have a happy and safe 4th of July weekend.