Independence Day is on Sunday. This weekend a lot of us will be celebrating the Fourth of July in many different ways. Some of us will be camping, some will be spending time with friends and family. There will be several parades, community events, BBQs and lots of fireworks. There are two things the USS Ticonderoga would like you to keep in mind. 1- Please be safe. We would like to see all of you again in the future at many meetings and activities. 2- Please thank the members and volunteers in our military, local police and emergency services. It is because of them that we can celebrate our independence and freedoms. Thank you for all that you do.