Saturday, July 4, 2020

Our 244th Independence Day

Before the Constitution that joined us together under one government was the Declaration of Independence which joined us together as one people, united in a common cause.

Let's use this Fourth of July to rededicate ourselves to each other and our common goal, that all men are created equal, and have the right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.

I spent 23 Independence Days in uniform. Some of the most memorable were when I was stationed at Arlington Cemetery, with the Old Guard.

On the first Independence Day the 2nd Continental Congress ordered that a cannon salute be fired in celebration. The Army continues that tradition to this day.

The video is of the 2013 Presidential Salute Gun's Battery firing the salute. It's a little different from when I did it back in 1984 and 1985, but the same pride, honor and dignity are still there.

By the way, notice the name of the field that they are firing the Salute from 😉

Have a safe and healthy Fourth. God Bless America!

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