Friday, July 1, 2011

AFA Celebrates Independence Day

On July 4, 1776, we claimed our independence from Britain and Democracy was born. Patriotic displays and family events are organized throughout the United States in commemoration of this holiday, but today is not just a day to recognize the birth of our nation. It is also a time to reflect on the journey taken to preserve our country’s freedom.

We owe a depth of gratitude to the dedicated generations of heroes who have fought, served and sacrificed in the name of liberty. As we celebrate this Independence Day, we appreciate all the members of our Armed Forces and ask that you remember the many military men and women who continue to ensure our safety at home and abroad.

Our nation has a truly diverse heritage created by and filled with dynamic individuals. As we find this beloved country in harsh economic times, may this holiday continue to serve as a reminder for the great achievements we have made and the hardships we have overcome. It is a time for all of us to come together to celebrate our unity and our heritage.

We at AFA wish everyone a great Fourth of July.

Picture courtesy of the U.S. Air Force
And if you're in the DC area celebrating Independence Day, don't miss out on the 8 PM, pre-fireworks concert by the Air Force Band! Our Air Force Memorial was also mentioned on page 28 of the July 2011 Southern Living Magazine as one of the best "secret spots" to watch the July 4th Fireworks in DC! 

1 comment:

KC said...

Nice version of the Star Spangled Banner, but the best one I've ever heard is here:

Sung by Sandi Patty in 1997. Enjoy