Happy Birthday, America
Today marks the 243rd birthday of America’s independence. Comparatively speaking, we are still a young nation in years and youthful in our dreams and aspirations to remain a symbol of freedom throughout the world. Sometimes in the whirlwind of life, I think we take for granted the gifts made possible by our Declaration of Independence—that’s normal. After all, we’ve enjoyed them all our lives, never having to question our right to liberty and the pursuit of happiness. In America, they’ve always been there for us to earn and seize upon every opportunity, to worship as we choose, make a living, raise a family, and discover the true meaning of living free. But we also realize freedom isn’t free. We continue to pay that cost yesterday, today and tomorrow in the form of men and women who serve our nation in uniform. Who have or will make the ultimate sacrifice to protect the liberties guaranteed to us 243 years ago today. Living in America doesn’t make us lucky or even fortunate; it makes us blessed as one nation under God. And that’s something we should never take for granted. From all of us at Reese Energy Consulting, Happy Birthday, America.