7/1/13 - Independence Day - KFVS12 News & Weather Cape Girardeau, Carbondale, Poplar Bluff

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7/1/13 - Independence Day

This week we celebrate the birth of our nation. For many of us that means a day or two off from work, picnics, home-made ice cream, swimming pools, and of course, fireworks...lots and lots of fireworks. But hopefully, it means much more than that to you.

237 years ago men took up arms to declare our independence and today thousands of men and women are fighting all over the globe to protect that freedom that, oftentimes, we take for granted. I hope each and every one within the sound of my voice realizes just how lucky those of us on the home front have it as we prepare to celebrate our freedom on Independence Day.

Freedom is something we should never take for granted. Our country is not perfect. We may fight amongst ourselves from time to time but yet, on America's worst day, it remains the best country in the world. We have freedoms many people in other parts of the world would die for. Freedoms that many of our countrymen have died for.

While there are those who wish the worst for America, our country and our freedoms stand as a beacon of hope for far many more. On this July 4th holiday we hope that you celebrate all that is great about our country and honor those who have served, and those who continue to serve, to maintain its greatness. Please have a happy and safe Fourth of July, and God bless America.

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