Commander sends out July 4th message
As we gather with friends and family this holiday, we should remember the price of freedom our forefathers paid to secure our rights of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.


By General Lance W. Lord, Commander, Air Force Space Command
Posted Friday, July 1, 2005

  
Commander sends out July 4th message

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PETERSON AFB, Colo. – On July 4 we celebrate our nation’s 229th anniversary of freedom and independence. As we gather with friends and family this holiday, we should remember the price of freedom our forefathers paid to secure our rights of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.

Today the men and women of our armed forces continue to serve and sacrifice not only for our independence but to assist other nations in achieving liberty of their own.

Our country is a land of great expectation because of those who have worked to defend the liberties we hold so dear. This Fourth of July, we should all remember the ultimate sacrifice paid by our uniformed military members around the world.

Whether you are standing alert in the missile fields north of Interstate 80, operating a space system, standing vigil as a Security Forces member, maintaining our current systems, developing the next generation of our space and missile systems or deployed in a variety of locations around the globe – members of Air Force Space Command are preserving and defending our freedom.

Freedom is a precious gift and a responsibility we don’t take lightly. Our continued success as a nation depends on the untiring service and dedication of our military, civil servants, contractors and community leaders.

To ensure you are here to defend our nation in the future, there are some things you need to remember as you head out across this great country of ours: schedule some extra time for reaching your destination, and arrive intact. Leaders and supervisors of all ranks need to get directly involved. Ask the important questions that will prevent an accident from occurring. Let’s keep in mind our ultimate safety goal – Zero mishaps!

Beccy joins me in saying how very grateful we are for your service, and we wish you a safe and happy holiday.


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