in·de·pen·dent adj \ˌin-də-ˈpen-dənt\
:not subject to control by others
:showing a desire for freedom
How many of us in the United States really stop to appreciate those values? In addition to enjoying a day off of work, take a minute to consider the number of people around the world that aren’t so lucky as to enjoy what we so often take for granted.
When you’re done contemplating, give thanks to all of those who stand watch and ensure that these values remain ours to uphold.
Happy 4th of July everyone!