On July 4, 1776, we claimed our independence from Britain and Democracy was born.
This is a holiday to celebrate, the day we celebrate the birth of our great nation, the creation of the greatest system of freedom and democracy. All of this occurred due to the great physical and financial sacrifice of the founders of this nation, the brave men and women of yesterday and today who have sacrificed so greatly to ensure the traditions bestowed by our remarkable founders. We owe them vigilance, and the willingness to defend the democracy they have passed on to us.
Let us continue to look to a future that belongs to all of us - a future that ‘we, the people’ have the power to create.
I wish you all a wonderful holiday, and hope that the day’s happiness reminds us all of the importance of the Fourth of July.
Celebrations will occur throughout our community – there are many neighborhood block parties and bike parades and picnics on the beaches and in parks.
Please be smart if you plan on being your own pyrotechnician CLICK HERE and review the "Fireworks Safety" brochure put out by Miami-Dade Fire Rescue’s Fire Prevention Division. Have fun and be safe.
Happy Independence Day – 2011