Lars Larson: Honor those who served this Independence Day

by Lars Larson

This Independence Day weekend is a great time to think about all those people who have served and sacrificed to make sure we stay independent.

I know we’ve got Veteran’s Day and Memorial Day, but I also like to think about my mom and dad on Independence Day; 4th of July; but I prefer the other name for it: Independence Day. You see, my dad was awfully independent; so was my mom. They were they were not free thinkers, they were conservatives, and the fact is both of them served in the United States Navy. And I always honor that sacrifice on Veterans Day and Memorial Day and the 4th of July.

Don’t just go out and have a hot dog on the 4th of July, don’t just enjoy a ball game or the fireworks. Think about the people who had to keep this country free, and think about the founding principles of those who declared our independence and made us the country we are today.

Happy Independence Day, everybody.

 

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  • valley person

    Not sure I get it. Independence Day celebrates a Declaration our forefathers made with respect to the British, basically saying that due to the listed grievances we were done with them and would like them to board ship and leave us alone. There was no American army and no veterans at the time. And current or recent veterans have not been fighting so much to “keep us free” as they have been to mess around in other people’s business. Our freedom has not been threatened from abroad at least since the cold war ended.

    Memorial Day and Veterans Day are appropriate to honor those who serve regardless of the rightness or necessity of the cause.

  • Founding Fathers

    “They were they were not free thinkers, they were conservatives.”

    True, that. Conservatives most certainly are not free thinkers, or really much for freedom for individuals of any kind, except when it comes to guns. The freedom they care about is the freedom of corporations to make money hand over fist with little regard to the well being of others.

  • surefoot

    Lars is getting good at riding on other peoples backs while he waves the flag.

  • Founding Fathers

    http://www.salon.com/news/rupert_murdoch/index.html?story=/politics/war_room/2011/07/06/murdoch_scandal

    KXL and Lars have similar “ethics”.

    Their 15 minutes should have expired a long time ago.

  • Anonymous

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    Kudos to Lars for such great blog. I am actually one of those who admire people who sacrificed a lot so we can achieve our independence. the 4th of July is a celebration of freedom. This is a major thing that we all should be happy about.

  • Founding Fathers

    Does Lars have the guts to urge KXL to cut ties to Fox and the reprehensible tactics of News Corp?

  • This is pretty captivating. The fact that is discusses
    social issues, I am aware also that this is a good topic to focus on if you
    wanted to have some excerpts. Thanks a lot for posting this article. Keep it
    up!

  • Miko

    It is one special day that anyone of us should honor. We should be thankful that we had regained our independence.

    RMT Toronto

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