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I want to take this opportunity to wish everyone a safe and happy 4th of July!  This is a wonderful holiday to spend with family and friends, enjoying the freedoms we’re blessed with in this country.

At least once during the day, I hope you take the time to say a prayer for or thank someone in the military for giving us those freedoms.

What is most unfortunate on such a wonderful American holiday, however, is the fact that several military bases won’t be enjoying fireworks due to President Obama’s sequestration. It is disgraceful that our military has to scrimp and save a few dollars and not enjoy our most American pastime – fireworks, while President Obama is living the good life in Africa and promising $7 billion to build African power grids.