A Special Fourth of July Greeting from the SESCO Staff

July 02, 2009

We have just witnessed innocent men, women and children being killed in the streets of Iran for simply wanting free and just elections. We are witnessing dictators throughout the world suppress their citizens and threaten the USA because we are free.

We live in frightening times and it is shameful that in 2009 most human beings throughout the world are not free and do not enjoy the freedom that we are so blessed with here in our great United States. We are truly blessed to be Americans!

Americans should be proud and celebrate what so many have died for and so many around the world yearn. And if our great country is to continue to prosper, if civil rights are continued to be protected, if freedom is to live in this land, we must celebrate this Fourth of July with a renewed commitment to protect our freedoms. Share your family history and stories to friends and family, especially children, so they can appreciate what others sacrificed for our country.

"Freedom is a fragile thing and is never more than one generation away from extinction. It is not ours by inheritance; it must be fought for and defended constantly by each generation, for it only comes once to a people. Those who have known freedom, and then lost it, have never known it again." –Ronald Reagan, January 5, 1967

"I like to see a man proud at a place in which he lives. I like to see a man live so that his place will be proud of him." –Abraham Lincoln

"This nation will remain the land of the free only so long as it is the home of the brave." – Elmer Davis

"My God! How little do my countrymen know what precious blessings they are in possession of, and which no other people on earth enjoy!" –Thomas Jefferson

"Liberty means responsibility! That is why most men dread it." –George Bernard Shaw

Enjoy your holiday with your family and friends, but most importantly remember that this holiday is a time to celebrate freedom – a gift from our forefathers and it is our responsibility to protect it, not for us, but for all future generations.

Sincerely,

The SESCO Staff