Happy Independence Day 2016!

Independence Day of the United States, also referred to as the Fourth of July or July Fourth in the U.S., is a federal holiday commemorating the adoption of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776, by the Continental Congress declaring that the thirteen American colonies regarded themselves as a new nation, the United States of America, and no longer part of the British Empire.

Independence Day is commonly associated with fireworks, parades, barbecues,carnivals, fairs, picnics, concerts, baseball games, family reunions, and political speeches and ceremonies, in addition to various other public and private events celebrating the history, government, and traditions of the United States. Independence Day is the National Day of the United States. -Wikipedia

I’ll start off by acknowledging my bias. I’m a proud American. This country has been my home since I arrived from my native country, the Dominican Republic, a few decades ago.

While I love my Dominican heritage and roots, I am also proud to call Raquel and Angel at a Marine Corps BallAmerica my home. I’m proud to have served with many great men and women as a United States Marine, became a naturalized citizen, and in a very small way helped our nation remain free for generations to come. Whether through deployments to the middle east or service here in the great U.S. of A., I am committed to ensuring our freedoms remain.

Back in 1776 our nation declared itself free of the British Empire, and while we Americans aren’t perfect, I truly believe we have our hearts in the right place and will fight to protect our citizen’s freedoms (religious, speech, right to bare arms, etc.).

Today more than ever I implore you to unite as citizens, put aside our differences, and help our fellow Americans keep America great and united.

Remember that we’re a nation of immigrants, and we imposed our will on the native americans that truly owned the land before we arrived.

Lets put aside our differences and help celebrate the great nation that is the United States of America today, and always.

Angel J. Rosario

That’s why they Hate Us, Cause They Ain’t U.S.

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