Submitted by: Brian Peveroff, Store Manager Ogden, Utah
The 4th of July, to me, is not just a day to go to parades, barbecue, and set off fireworks. A lot of people mistake holidays like this as a day of relaxation, food, and fun; however, the Fourth of July is a day of celebration of the freedom others fought to provide us with 241 years ago and of those who continue the fight to this day!
Independence Day is a day to celebrate the freedom that we as Americans have to live our lives the way we see fit and to provide for ourselves and our families. It’s a day to be thankful for the freedom we have to support a country that supports us. It’s a day of celebration, remembrance, and honor. It’s a day to celebrate 241 years of being the greatest nation in the world, to remember those who have fought and died while serving this great nation, and to honor them and their sacrifice.
I also look a little deeper on this day as well. I look to our current military and the many men and women serving our country to help continue our freedom. The general society thinks of this day as a day off of work to barbecue and set off fireworks, but there are those who do not have the privilege of having this day off to celebrate because they are defending this country to ensure our country remains free.
So when I am sitting around my friends and family on this day, listening to music, having good food, and watching fireworks light up the night sky — I am celebrating, remembering, and honoring those before me and those currently defending our country.
We are blessed to live in the United States of America and for 241 years we have been the greatest nation in the world!