In America, it is easy to begin our 4th of July celebrations, but what are we celebrating and who are we celebrating? We are celebrating the day we gained our freedom as our own unique nation. This nation was born through fighting oppression and gaining liberty. Freedom is the basis for America. We celebrate this freedom as the Independence Day approaches.
Celebrating this day cannot go on without celebrating those who spent their time and in some cases their lives to defend our liberty. These are our troops and our fallen troops. During this event of celebration it is important to remember those who have served with all they have to allow these United States of America to remain free.
Our troops deserve our honor and respect. No matter what your political affiliation or your mindset toward wars, we must come together as a people and thank those who serve(d). Our freedom is not gained through politics, but through the dedication of these individuals.
To our troops, we solute you; to the families of our troops, we celebrate you; and to those who have fallen we mourn with you and your families. Thank you for the freedom you have provided to us. Thank you for the years that we have spent free of fear. Thank you for your dedication to keep us safe. We pray for you:
Lord, we come humbly before you to ask you to protect those who are serving our country, provide for their families and bring them strength. Bring our troops home safely and bless their work in the nations in which they serve around the world. Bless those families who have made the ultimate sacrifice, bringing them strength and support during these difficult times. In Jesus name, Amen.