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Throughout history, our military has fought for the freedoms we all enjoy every day. These brave people have sacrificed so much to protect the country and their fellow citizens. Today is an important day in military history, as both the 75th anniversary of D-Day and the birthday of American patriot Nathan Hale. To celebrate, let’s take some time to remember the people who have played a significant role in the history of protecting our country.
Moments before death, he uttered one of the most famous lines of the American Revolution, “I only regret that I have but one life to lose for my country.”
Nathan Hale began as a schoolteacher, but by twenty-one, he had already joined the Continental army and attained the rank of captain. When Washington was looking for a person to complete a dangerous undercover mission gathering information on the position of British troops, he was the only volunteer—even though he had no training as a spy.
His lack of qualifications didn’t bother him. In his mind, he was just doing what needed to be done. Even after he had been captured and was about to be hung, he remained loyal to the people of his nation.
Nathan Hale understood that somebody had to stand up to keep everybody free. The soldiers who fought on D-Day during World War II had the same understanding.
When troops landed on the shores of Normandy, victory against the Nazis wasn’t a sure thing.
Every soldier knew there was a chance they could die that day. Still, they took the risk out of a sense of duty and patriotism.
Not only did they take the risk—but they took it when they didn’t have to. Many of the soldiers were 18-year olds, 19-year olds, and young men in their early twenties who didn’t have much experience behind them, but did have a whole life ahead of them.
Like Nathan Hale, they could have been doing so many other things, but they stuck with it because of their incredible desire to help those in need. They didn’t fear failure, because they knew standing up gave them a chance to succeed, but not acting would result in certain failure.
Heroes make the choice to go above and beyond what is required to protect our freedom.
That’s why they won’t be forgotten. Through failure or success, they stood up and did what had to be done.
Join us at the Freedom Ride on this 4th of July as we celebrate the heroic men and women who respond to emergencies with uncommon bravery. This ride is Nuvision’s way of raising awareness and honoring the military and first responders in our community.
We ride to honor, but the ride also helps us to remember. Without the memories of the brave heroes of the past, there is nobody to inspire those today.
Our Freedom Ride will begin at Nuvision headquarters and will ride through Orange County to Cook’s Corner, where there will be live music, a free breakfast, and a presentation. We invite all members, citizens, riders, and non-riders to come out and show their support.
Visit https://nuvisionfederal.com/event/freedomride to RSVP or find more information.