We hold these truths to be self-evident. That all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness.

On July 4, 1776, the Continental Congress approved the Declaration of Independence thereby establishing that the United Colonies were Free and Independent States. From that epoch day forward, American veterans, through their patriotism and sacrifice have ensured that all Americans live free and full lives. Without our veterans’ sacrifices for love of country, the words written on that Declaration would have remained only words. Instead, the principles embodied in that Document created the framework for what would become the Greatest Nation on earth.

During the fireworks, merriment, and MOTORCYCLING of the Holiday, take a moment of remembrance to give thanks to the men and women who laid down their lives so the rest of us could live and ride free.

happy 4th of july