On the 4th of July it's easy to recognize our flag and wave it proudly at parades and picnics. Just in case you don't remember, the second flag here is the POW-MIA flag. There are now 1,714 veterans listed by our Department of Defense as missing and unaccounted for from the Vietnam War.
I've talked about this and about being in Vietnam (here and here) in the past. It still saddens me to think that James Clifford McKittrick's family is still waiting for him.
The 4th of July is our Independence Day, when we celebrate our 1776 Declaration of Independence, which includes this statement:
We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.
Don't forget the men and women in our Armed Forces who are making sure you have those unalienable Rights.