All the men and women who have fought and died so the rest of us can know liberty: we pause to remember your sacrifice today.
My very first trip to Liberty Island was long ago. That’s me on the left in the white T-shirt:
Enjoy the day’s gatherings, Americans. They seem an especial blessing from over here in China where it’s been a regular, quiet day.
Especially treasure your nearby loved ones.
Freedom has never been free. I’m grateful for those who’ve paid for mine.
God be near us all.