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Happy Independence Day!

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Today is the national holiday called Independence Day. Do we say happy 25th of December? If we keep saying happy 4th of July we’ll forget why this day is so important. On that note, Happy Independence Day everyone!.

Louis Zamperini, war hero and “Unbroken” subject, dies at 97

Louis Zamperini, an Olympic distance runner and World War II veteran whose story of survival became the subject of the upcoming film “Unbroken,” has died. He was 97.

Zamperini’s death was confirmed by Universal Pictures studio spokesman Michael Moses. A family statement released early Thursday said Zamperini had been suffering from pneumonia.

“Having overcome insurmountable odds at every turn in his life, Olympic runner and World War II hero Louis Zamperini has never broken down from a challenge,” the family statement said. “He recently faced the greatest challenge of his life with a life-threatening case of pneumonia. After a 40-day long battle for his life, he peacefully passed away in the presence of his entire family, leaving behind a legacy that has touched so many lives. His indomitable courage and fighting spirit were never more apparent than in these last days.”

Zamperini, who survived 47 days on a raft in the Pacific after his bomber crashed, then endured two years in Japanese prison camps, was the subject of Laura Hillenbrand’s best-selling book “Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption,” which is being made into a movie directed by Angelina Jolie and is scheduled for a December release by Universal.

Read more at CBS News

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“It’s not liberty that we are talking about, and that’s what we should be talking about on the 4th of July” – Ron Paul  Ron Paul Channel

Be Considerate With Fireworks!

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As we celebrate the 4th of July, keep in mind that for some Veterans with PTSD the loud booms of fireworks can trigger flashbacks to scenes of war. Please share this message to remind everyone to be considerate of their Veteran neighbors who may be affected by fireworks.  – National Center for PTSD – U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

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