Tag Archives: 4th of July

Operation Sail 2012

4th of July is upon us and all I can do is smile. Here is a short story on why the 4th of July is my favorite holiday of the year.
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Military dependents enjoy a fireworks show June 28 during the 2013 Freedom Fest at Marrington Plantation at Joint Base Charleston – Weapons Station, S.C. Nearly 1,500 airmen, sailors, civilians and their families attended the celebration which included food, drinks, festival rides, music and fireworks. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Senior Airman Dennis Sloan)

Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel provides his Independence Day message, through which he takes time to thank service members and their family members for their sacrifice.
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Air Force Memorial (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Desiree L. Andrejcik) (U.S. Air Force graphic/Sylvia Saab)

On July 4, 1776, the thirteen colonies claimed their independence from England, an event which eventually led to the formation of the United States.
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“On this Independence Day, I would like to extend my gratitude and best wishes to our entire military family:  our men and women in uniform who serve around the world, and their families, and our Department of Defense civilians who …
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In honor of Independence Day, 150 U.S. Military service members sing the United States National Anthem.

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