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KANSAS CITY, MO - SEPTEMBER 23: A skydiver with the American Flag in tow jumps to the field halftime of the game between the Kansas City Chiefs and the San Francisco 49ers at Arrowhead Stadium on September 23rd, 2018 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by David Eulitt/Getty Images)

Years ago, I heard a friend say “because you did what you did, I can do what I do.” To this day, I have never forgotten those powerful words. If you have been part of the BIG 957 WKML Family, you may have heard me share these words on the air. I hope they send a simple but impactful message. I cannot begin to tell you blessed I am. Just living in these great United States of America is beyond incredible. America is far from perfect, but it still remains the absolute best place in the entire world to live. Just look at the border crossings. People are willing to die just to get here.  Here in America, we have so much to be thankful for. Please my friend, never take these blessings for granted.  Also, please remember that we enjoy our many freedoms because someone was willing to die. Take our forefathers and the signers of the Declaration of Independence. These were men of means who were willing to risk all that they had, including their lives, for one simple word, freedom. Throughout history, we have thousands that many of us often take for granted. Look in our own backyard of Fort Bragg. There are thousands of heroes willing to risk it all in order to defend freedom anywhere in the world. Freedom means everything. Because of what you did and continue to do, I can do what I do. May I say thank you!  My wish for you is to have the best 4th of July ever. Please be safe and if you don’t mind a recommendation, be smart. Leave the fireworks to the professionals. As a small child, I will never forget a teachable moment from my first grade teacher Ms. Monroe, at Bladenboro Primary School. As a young girl, she was holding a lit firecracker and failed to release it before it exploded. In an instant, she lost eyesight in one eye.
See, there’s another blessing to be thankful for.

Happy Birthday America!