This year’s Fourth of July holiday presents a time to commemorate our nation’s 242nd year of Independence. For many of us, this is a time where we celebrate with barbeques, patriotic parades, and vibrant fireworks displays. While these Independence Day traditions offer us great fellowship with family and friends, I encourage you to take a moment of reflection to appreciate the freedoms we enjoy every day.
Whatever your holiday plans may be, please take a little time to think about the important role each and every one of you have in assuring our nation’s freedom and security. Also, please be mindful of our deployed Airmen — as well as their families here at home. If you are able, thank these Airmen for their service to our country and include their families in your holiday celebrations.
I offer my sincere appreciation and thanks to you and your families for your continued commitment to Team Hill, the Air Force, and the United States of America. Have a safe and wonderful Independence Day!