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Independence Day: Let Freedom Ring For Generations

The Freedoms We Enjoy

We are over 200 years removed from the moment when the United States set forth its Independence on July 4, 1776.

To be exact, it has been 242 years! While I am grateful that my kids only recognize July 4th for the fireworks and hotdogs, I want them to know we are celebrating the freedoms we have in religion, thought, business, speech, and thousands of other areas that so many of us take for granted.

Independence is defined as freedom from the control and influence of others.

We want our kids to grow up and be independent.  We want them to thrive and make good decisions that are educated and well thought out.  We want them to be free from control and influence,defined as making their own choices based on solid foundations and changing the world for future generations.

Independence For Future Generations

Unfortunately, the very things we have created as part of our independence and free enterprise are defining the next generation’s thought process in a not so postivie way.  The fact that television, news, and social media all tell us what to think about each other eliminates a key component within the definition of independence of being free from control and influence.  It makes one wonder if this will eventually lead us full circle back to the very thing our founding Fathers ran from.

We are one business in America and we don’t stress our independence on a daily basis, but we do highlight and push for individual thought derived from experience and education.  We approach each of our clients with independent ideas and we believe this gives them great results.  Our business thrives because we have great people that know how to think and act out of mutual respect for each other and our clients.  America was founded on the very idea of freedom in thinking, new ideas, and tolerance of beliefs.

Pause and Reflect

So yes, today we will have fireworks and hot dogs.  I love both of these and they are all American.  However, take a moment to pause and reflect on the very thing we enjoy today – will it be around for generations after us? It will if we maintain our Independence in thought and freedom in our ideas.  We are not defined by what people say we are but rather who we are.


Happy July 4th– Let Freedom Ring for Generations.

Justin Zebell

Justin serves as the President and CEO for Streamline Event Agency. With over 20 years of experience in entertainment and events, his passion is creating and executing events for our clients while developing new client relationships. Justin and his wife Wendi have been married since 2001. They reside in Franklin, TN, with their 3 children and 2 dogs. On his downtime, he can be found creating culinary delights for his family or cheering on his favorite teams.

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