The flags are flying in my neighborhood, again, just like they do the first week of July every year. As I wrote a while back, this is indeed a time for celebration…one of my neighbors throws a pool party every Fourth of July, complete with food, drink, fireworks, and entertainment: this year, he’s arranged for a real-live Elvis impersonator, confirming, once again, that I live in the best neighborhood EVER.
The Fourth of July, also known as Independence Day, commemorates the day when a group of brave patriots publicized their names in a Declaration, telling the world exactly who the British would be hanging, should their rebellion fail. A brave act indeed, considering a large contingent of the world’s most powerful army, with a fair amount of recent combat experience, was on their way. But it didn’t fail, and the rest, as they say, is (literally) our history.
Yesterday, at our monthly “all hands” meeting, EXAIR recognized the veterans in our company. I’m proud to be counted among these folks, and was humbled by the company’s appreciation for our service, and our contribution to defending our country’s independence.
It’s no coincidence that the country that developed the universally accepted model of independence has also led the world in innovation…technical, industrial, artistic, and the list goes on. The individual freedoms detailed in the Bill of Rights have provided very fertile ground for these advances, and EXAIR is a superb example of how it’s done. For thirty years, the people of EXAIR have worked to create the best line of compressed air products on the market, and I’m happy to be a part of it.
EXAIR will be closed tomorrow as we celebrate the Fourth of July and we hope you have a great day!
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