so much more than a word.
more than a feeling (with apologizes to Boston).
more than the ability to have a day off in the middle of the week.
more than buying fireworks, BBQs, beach parties and SPF 50.
more than Disneyland.
more than fireworks show.
it's about men like my stepfather who put themselves in harms way and lived to tell the tale.
and for those who didn't.
i thank them all.
it's about young men and women...some still kids...willing to go to places, some where they are not welcomed with open arms. again putting themselves in harms way.
it's about Chad George and thousands like him.
thanks to him. and thanks to Jolene, Mark and the rest of your family for sharing him with us.
Happy July 4th.