Like many of you, I plan to spend the Fourth of July celebrating our nation’s birthday with family and friends. This holiday just doesn’t seem complete without picnics, parades, barbecues, and of course fireworks we have all enjoyed since childhood.
As much as we each enjoy the traditions, Independence Day is, most of all, an opportunity to reflect on the true meaning of our citizenship. The Declaration of Independence makes it clear. To be American is about much more than the place we call home. It’s a deeply felt commitment to higher principles: liberty, equality, opportunity, and self-governance.
Each year, what we celebrate for one day on July 4th, was in truth, a 20-year struggle for independence. Our Declaration of Independence stands today as one of the most profound declarations ever written. On behalf of Mountz, I would like to take this opportunity to thank our customers for their business and loyalty. We understand that “customers” are why we exist and the reason we have been in business for over 45 years. Our desire is to provide customer satisfaction that is second to none and if there is ever a time we let you down, we hope you will communicate with us so we can improve.
I will leave you with perhaps the most famous line from the Declaration of Independence.
“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.”
Have a wonderful holiday, always consider safety and take a moment to reflect on the true meaning of Independence Day.
Daniel Andeel – Vice President of Sales