Hawaii (April 17, 2006) Ð The American flag flies prominently during the World Patriot Tour performance at Hickam Air Force Base. This is the last show for the World Patriot Tour. The tour started in early April and included concerts for service members and their families in Turkey, Japan, Korea, three deployed locations in Southwest Asia and Hawaii. The performers traveled more than 26,000 miles on Military Airlift Command flights in just under two weeks. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate 2nd Class Dennis Cantrell (RELEASED)

Happy 4th of July!

I just want to take a moment to talk about how special today is.

I know things are crazy right now, with the attack in Charleston, the right to gay marriage and, well, everything else going on. But for a moment, just for today, lets forget those things. Let’s remember that this is the day to celebrate our country’s birth. A day to celebrate that we have the right to argue and to have opinions about what’s going on in our country.

It’s not about our political views. It’s not about the recent events that are starting to divide the country again. It’s about the birth of the rights we love and hold so highly.

We are very lucky to have been born here. We’re not perfect, by any means, and I won’t turn a blind eye to those imperfections. But for today, I’m celebrating that a group of people fought against tyranny from a foreign nation. They stood up for what they believed in and most died doing so. I celebrate that this country can come together in a time of need and show love and peace when called for.

I’m proud to be an American.

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