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Happy 4th!

View of nose of Envi airplane flying toward Mount Hood

Hey, Corey Rust here with Envi Adventures.

Everybody loves the 4th of July! It’s the Christmas of summer with family and friend gatherings for barbecues, camping on the mountain, boating on the river, and everyone’s favorite…blowing up cheap Chinese made explosives. Nothing says freedom better than that.

But when we think about the 4th, we also think of the sacrifice so many have made to maintain the freedoms we do have. These incredible men and women go where they’re called without second guessing even though the conflict might not even make sense. They go with courage and the respect of millions.

So to those who go downtown and protest whatever it is they’re protesting, yelling and screaming at each other over petty disagreements, try shutting up for a second and think about the fact that there’s a young and courageous kid somewhere in the world experiencing some of the worst things imaginable so that you can walk in the middle of the street blocking traffic and annoying the piss out of everyone around.

That’s what makes this country incredible. Whether or not you agree with what’s shouted, we all need to respect the fact that someone has, is, and will continue to protect that right and that freedom. That’s pretty special.

So while you’re having a jovial gathering blowing stuff up tomorrow, keep those sacrifices in mind. Have a very safe and happy 4th of July.

God bless those who serve this great nation and God bless the United States of America.

-Corey