Happy Independence Day to our Alter’d Relics family and friends. I would like to thank all Veterans for their service. . . .thank you for putting yourself out there to help maintain our freedom. I personally cannot imagine being a young person and making it through boot camp. . . . then to go God knows where to fight in the trenches or foxholes, on the seas or in the air. Being a serviceman has to be the most frightening life altering event ever, not to mention how homesick you must become. (And especially miss your momma’s home cooking.) Thank you, thank you, thank you; it certainly takes a special person to give so much of themselves. Please, when you see a veteran; take a moment to shake their hand and thank them, let them know they’re appreciated. Our freedom is due to their bravery.