As we head for the festivities of the long weekend, let's all make it a point to take a moment to remember why we celebrate. And amid the difficult economy, partisan bickering, and cable TV shout-fests, perhaps we could focus specially on the part about pledging to each other "our lives, fortunes, and sacred honor." There's a lot to think about in that phrase, and a good example to be followed.
And let's equally remember all who are in harm's way protecting us.
Happy 4th of July!