245 years ago a group of men and women stood up to a tyrannical government. From April 19, 1775- September 3, 1783 over 6,800 Americans lost their lives fighting for freedom. As we enjoy this holiday let us toast and celebrate the men and women who have fought and died in the numerous wars and conflicts in order to ensure our freedoms today. As Ronald Reagan once said, “Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn’t pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same, or one day we will spend our sunset years telling our children and our children’s children what it was once like in the United States where men were free.” With that being said I would like to wish everyone a happy Independence Day!