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|As we approach the 4th of July, it is a good time to recognize the meaning of this holiday and the men and women that make this holiday important to us all.|
|On July 4, 1776, the Declaration of Independence was signed. Each man who bravely signed this document was committing his very life to our cause of American Freedom. If any of those men had been captured or the struggle for freedom failed, they would have been executed as traitors.|
|They go to places few of us will ever see and run toward danger while the rest of us are running away. As importantly, their families must serve with them in a different way. They accept the worry and absence of their husband, father, mother, sister, daughter, son.|
|The 4th of July is a wonderful time to remember that our American Freedom, while the best in the world, comes at a cost that we all share. My father served as a Marine, and now my son serves in the Air Force. The pride that I feel does not remove the worry for my son, but I am glad to have both. Nothing of great value is ever given without some sacrifice. That is part of what makes it so special.|
|My friend chooses to show her appreciation by volunteering with Honor Flight Northern Colorado . She is a Guardian, escorting WWII veterans to Washington DC to revisit war memorials. This is meaningful for her as well as those that helped ensure our freedom. (www.honorflightnortherncolorado.org)
This 4th of July, consider your freedom and find a way, no matter how small to show your appreciation.
Senior Loan Officer
|Article written by Christine Hart
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