As a proud American and a veteran I wanted to wish you all a Happy 4th of July weekend. Sometimes in our business we forget the incredible liberties that our fore fathers envisioned for this great nation. There is still no other country like the US of A.

I would ask you to take a moment to reflect during the watching of fireworks or your Bar-B-Ques this weekend on how lucky we all really are.

We love our industry and we love and pray for our service men and women in far-away lands protecting those liberties, we give thanks for the ability to practice our beliefs in the greatest country this world has ever known.

With recent tragic events in Orlando and other cities, it’s encouraging seeing the outpouring of support from the local communities and the nation as a whole; people come to a cause with compassion and love. Hatred will never win; it doesn’t have a chance when we all stand together!

May you, your company and your families have a safe and wonderful 4th of July and God Bless America!