Every 4th of July, America celebrates its independence and the great United States that it has become as a result of that independence.
It’s a patriotic holiday where we pay homage to the red, white, and blue, as well as to our forefathers that paved the way to have the freedoms we enjoy today.
It’s also another time when we can reflect on all the Americans who continue to defend and protect that hard-won freedom - those who have made the ultimate sacrifice as well as the veterans who are still with us today.
Celebrating America’s Independence
A family holiday celebrating America’s freedom, the 4th of July commemorates the signing of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776 when the Thirteen Colonies joined together to become the free nation known as the United States of America.
That freedom was won during the Revolutionary War against the British in which America’s soldiers first defended our freedom, the same freedom that every American still enjoys today and every military member vows to protect and defend with their lives.
Veterans Protected and Defended American Freedom
Though we recognize our veterans on Veteran’s Day and our fallen military members on Memorial Day, July 4th presents the opportunity to reflect on our country’s origins and how America became a free nation.
It’s also an opportunity to think about how our military has continued to defend that freedom over the centuries.
It’s an occasion on which we can truly appreciate what it means to be a free nation and why our military members take an oath to protect that freedom.
Our veterans have proudly represented America throughout the generations, defending our freedom, and standing up to protect this great land.
It is through their efforts that this beautiful land has remained free and allowed Americans to build prosperous lives under the U.S. Constitution.
So while July 4th is not a holiday for veterans per se, it’s a good time to appreciate the freedom they stand for so we as citizens can enjoy life in the United States.
Even in times of disagreement with each other, American citizens should acknowledge their freedom and what it means to live in this great nation.
Support Local Veterans With Us At Brazos Valley Cares
This 4th of July, Brazos Valley Cares would like to wish you a happy holiday with your family and friends as well as ask that you take a moment to appreciate our independence in this great nation.
Due to ongoing challenges caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, we have made the decision to take our Steak Your Support event virtual on August 8, 2020.
As a board, we decided that we could not in good conscience risk our community’s health by having an in-person event at this time.
We will have details coming out very soon!
Our Veterans Still Need Our Support
What this means for BVC is that we are functioning without the desperately needed funds that allow us to serve and support our local veterans and their families.
Now that we have officiated cancelled our in-person Steak Your Support event, your help in the form of a direct donation right now to the organization is greatly needed.
Please consider a donation now so we can continue being the support our local veterans need!
Check back often for updates on our virtual fundraiser to replace Steak Your Support!