Many choose to celebrate with food, family and friends.
We need to stop and think about the service men and women who are actively risking their lives on many fronts. They maybe with friends but it is doubtful that they are enjoying good food, and most are many miles from home and family.
Our freedoms are not secure. They are constantly at risk on many levels, and from more directions than ever.
Our enemies not only include terrorists, but complacency and denial.
This is not the America we grew up with. We still have heros and many good people who love God Home and Country.
Unfortunately, we also have many people who for one reason or another do not see the advantages this country enjoys. Freedoms are taken for granted and there are factions lobbying for removal of the rights that we are celebrating having. There is a serious disconnect, and it is not being addressed.
So enjoy this Happy Birthday celebration. Unless we wake up soon, we may not have more birthdays.