What it means to be an American.

Today we celebrate our country’s independence and the freedoms that make our nation the greatest in the world. We hope you’re able to enjoy today’s festivities, parades and fireworks and spend quality time with friends and family!

As we celebrate today, let us remember the brave women and men in our Armed Forces who put themselves in harm’s way to protect our freedom. We owe them a debt of gratitude today and every day.

Let us also reflect on who we are as a country, and what it means to be an American. For Chris and our team, it’s about standing up for what’s right, welcoming others with open arms, treating people with respect, fighting for change, and always trying to do the right thing — it’s values like these that make our country and its people great.

As they do every year, Chris and Lisa will be riding in the Arlington 4th of July Parade — which is one of the largest in Texas. If you’re there, don’t forget to wave and say hello! They always like to see friendly faces along the route.