Fourth of July, 2010

04 Jul

I wish I had something insightful to say about Independence Day, but let’s be honest: How could anyone who’s never experienced the absence of freedom really understand freedom?

It may be a cliche, but I’m going to point it out anyway: Yesterday, somewhere that I know only from pictures, there were young men and women in deserts and jungles, far from their families, hungry, maybe scared, facing the real possibility of grave harm or death, so that I could spend the day with my family at Pleasant Lake in New London, Ghee-Ghee and Grampa Paul’s place, doing stuff like this …

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Does it make any sense at all? I don’t know. But I sure am grateful to those who bravely go, and who have bravely gone, for my freedom.

With 1,500 this morning, July 4, 2010, we’re now at 330,507 down, 669,493 to go 1 million made foul shots.

Happy Independence Day.

For more on Hoops For Heroes, with a goal of 1 million made foul shots and $1 million raised for the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund, visit or contact Dave Cummings at 603-554-7855.
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One response to “Fourth of July, 2010

  1. Paige Oristano

    July 4, 2010 at 10:41 pm

    watched this misty eyed…thanks Dave…beautiful….and thanks for celebrating all those who make it possible


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