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Independence Day Reflection

“Those who expect to reap the blessings of freedom must, like men, undergo the fatigue of supporting it.” –Thomas Paine

Dear Friends and Family,
I hope everyone had an enjoyable Independence Day weekend. Ours here in San Antonio maintained many of the key traditions that make every July 4th so special: food, family, and the celebration of the fact that we live in the greatest country on earth. Moreover, being around Brooke Army Medical Center, and Greg for that matter, was a solemn reminder of the old adage that” Freedom isn’t free.”
Nonetheless, the day was a pleasant one. Julia, Tom and my father were here to visit, making the occasion that much nicer. In the afternoon we attended a celebration with other families at the Warrior Family Support Center where they had food, music, and even patriotic trivia. That trip also marked Greg’s longest journey outside the hospital to-date (about a 5 minute walk/wheelchair ride across the installation). Read more