Monday Message from Jerry Houston, President and CEO of HPISolutions

Like most people, I tend to take for granted the freedoms we enjoy in the United States.  245 years ago, people very much like you and I laid down their lives and fought against overwhelming odds to enjoy the reality that all people have the inalienable right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.  Rights that many over the years have fought, become permanently injured, or died to preserve.

And yet, it is not a perfect union.  There continue to be inequities.  There continues to be the haves and the have nots.  There continue to be prejudices over race, creed, color, orientation and more.  It is human nature not to understand those that are different than us, even though we all understand that most people want the same things from our lives; to be safe, to be well, and to care and be cared for.

We have just come through one of the most difficult periods in the history of the world.  Millions have died, and those of us left behind try to make sense of what has happened and to pick up the pieces and move to a new normal.

The greatest thing about Americans, I believe, is that we are a resilient bunch and that we are back on our feet and will succeed and move forward in this, the greatest experiment on earth… Democracy.

Have a wonderful 4th ! Celebrate safely!