Freedom is one of the deepest and noblest aspirations of the human spirit. —Ronald Reagan
Happy 4th of July!
As an Asian American, I love celebrating the 4th of July. Today isn’t just about fireworks, cookouts, and the memories made with loved ones to celebrate the birth of our nation.
Today, I celebrate those who gave and are giving me the chance to live my life in freedom.
Earlier this week, I had the privilege to visit the Delaware River. It was such a surreal moment to see the river where George Washington and his men crossed on Christmas night in 1776. To think, I was standing in the very spot where it was icy and sleeting nearly 243 years ago! And it’s crazier to think that the commemoration of the Declaration of Independence of the United States happened six months prior!
My friends and I didn’t intend on seeing this historical site during 4th of July Week.
However, when we realized it, we were thankful we made the trip.
From George Washington and our nation’s earliest leaders to the men and women of today, I’m so thankful there are people who care(d) enough to fight for something they believe in.
Red, white, and blue will always mean so much to me.
Whether it’s starting of our great nation to fighting to keep our freedom, I am so proud to be an American! I’m very well aware and know the freedoms we have today are not free. They were fought hard for and I’m thankful to be living in complete freedom.
Today is the day I like to reflect upon and feel gratitude. Because of America, my parents were able to come here and escape communist Vietnam. Because of America, I get to have friends from all over the world and experience different cultures. And because of our great nation, I have unlimited resources, the freedom to be me, and a chance to chase my dreams. I do NOT take my freedom lightly.
Enjoy this day with our loved ones. Put your phone away, be in the moment, and celebrate the fact that you do have freedom to be yourself! Put the politics aside, reflect on what this nation means to you, and be grateful.You have much because much was given. #Happy4thOfJuly Click To Tweet
When you celebrate, you’re showing patriotism and appreciation to our military men/women, those in service, and their families. So celebrate in full today. Many have made sacrifices because some can’t come home or will never be able to come home to have the opportunity to celebrate freedom ever again.
Wishing you and yours a safe, happy, and memorable 4th!