by Capt. Joseph R. John (Ret.), ©2015, Chairman, CombatVeteransForCongress

(Jul. 3, 2015) — Each Fourth of July and throughout the year, Americans express their support for the freedoms they enjoy and for the unlimited opportunities they have to improve their station in life because of the free enterprise system.  The Fourth of July is also an opportunity for each patriotic American to celebrate a second birthday.

Countless generations of Americans fought for and under the American flag, which symbolizes the unity of the American people, is flown on national holidays, and symbolizes the principles upon which the Founding Fathers established the Republic in signing the Declaration of Independence 239 years ago.

On the Fourth and every day, Americans continue to demonstrate their support for military veterans, members of the U.S. Armed Forces who swore to protect and defend the U.S. Constitution, and proudly served in the defense of the Republic under the American flag.

At one point in their lives, Americans who served in the U.S. Armed Forces wrote a blank check made payable to “The United States of America” for an amount “up to and including their lives.”  The courage demonstrated by combat veterans who served in the defense of the Republic can be appropriately described by a statement made in 352 BC by King Philip of Macedonia:

“Here is courage, mankind’s finest possession.  Here is the noblest prize.”  

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High Alerts have been issued by U.S. intelligence agencies because of threats of attacks by ISIS terrorists on the United States during Fourth of July celebrations.  We encourage all Americans to respond to those threats by flying the American flag on the Fourth of July weekend and by continuing to join with their fellow Americans to celebrate Independence Day in the same way they have done in the past.

We are so fortunate to be citizens of this great Republic!  We and the Combat Veterans For Congress in the attachment wish you a secure Independence Day!!

Joseph R. John, USNA ‘62

Capt              USN(Ret)

Chairman, Combat Veterans For Congress PAC

2307 Fenton Parkway, Suite 107-184

San Diego, CA 92108

Fax: (619) 220-0109


Then I heard the voice of the Lord, saying, “Whom shall I send, and who will go for Us?” Then I said, “Here am I. Send me!” -Isaiah 6:8

22 Combat Veterans For Congress in 16 States-1

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