Once a year here at the Fair Housing Defense blog I go off topic.  Today is that post.

Tomorrow is the Fourth of July.  Cookouts with family and friends.  Maybe a baseball game. (Indeed, I will be at the Nationals/Cubs game in Washington).  Fireworks.  A picnic.  A red, white, and blue parade.  Flags everywhere.  Everything that is right about America.   And a reminder just how lucky we are to live in this great country.  So:

If you see a member of the United States military, thank him or her for their service.  I do not pretend to understand the details of the political situations in Iraq and Afghanistan, but I know our soldiers have done everything asked, requested, and required of them.  And more.

If you are with your kids and see a police officer, remind your son or daughter that police officers work every day to keep us safe.

Similarly, if you go by a fire station, let your kids know that firefighters are the people who literally rush into burning buildings to get the rest of us out of them in an emergency.

Finally, if you have not spoken with your mother or father (or brother or sister) for a while, pick up the phone.  You should do it in any event, but particularly make a call today if there is a petty disagreement that has been lingering for too long.

You will be glad you did.

Just A Thought.