As we celebrate and thank this country for all the blessings it provides, and salute her on her 246th birthday, we reflect on our origin stories and appreciate each other. Just like our forefathers, some of our members started their journey in foreign lands, while others were first in their family to be born in this great nation. Regardless of our origins, we are a family proud and honored to serve, or to have served, the United States in uniform. Today and every holiday, we should take the opportunity to get together with our service brothers and sisters to celebrate the different paths that brought us together. The quality time together off-duty helps to strengthen bonds that help us through good times and bad, and inviting friends for get-togethers is part of our American DNA. Enjoy your BBQs, stay safe, and take care of each other.
Happy 4th of July!!
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