Never Forget Why We Celebrate July 4

The 4th of July is much more than fireworks, parades, picnics, baseball games, and family cookouts.

Sadly, a lot of people have forgotten why we really celebrate this day. The 4th of July should be a time we pause to honor those who served and are serving so we might enjoy the freedoms we have today.

The men and women who died on the beaches of Normandy, the fields of Viet Nam, the deserts of Iraq, the mountains of Afghanistan, the buildings in New York and Washington D.C., and so many other places around the world, these people should never be forgotten.

It is because of their sacrifices we can worship as we please and have the freedom to say what we want.

To all of you men and women who served our country, I salute you and thank you and all those that came before you and after you


Larry Whiteley is host of the award winning
"Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World Radio"