Happy Fourth of July from CEO, Karen Ross

Two hundred forty-five years ago, our Founding Fathers created an idea for a nation that would embrace life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness for all. This July 4, we celebrate as a nation coming out the other side of a global pandemic and a renewed sense of freedom that comes with that. At the same time, we’re a nation constantly striving to maintain the strong values we were founded on.

As more vaccines are administered, we’re reminded of the immense morale of the American spirit. Even in our toughest moments, Americans, at their core, will band together to make change for the greater good.

As we come to the other side of this pandemic, let us celebrate the renewed perspective it has given us: the importance of a life well-lived and what that means. 

In saying that, we acknowledge and salute our service members and frontline workers. Those who risk their lives domestically and abroad have an inherent strength that makes the United States a country worth defending. 

For Sharp Decisions, this day has taken on a different meaning since we started our V.E.T.S.™ (Vocation, Education and Training for Service Members) Program in 2013. I’ve been fortunate enough to experience first-hand the valor and fortitude of the veterans that have helped us maintain our rights and freedoms. They have inspired us to go beyond the call of duty with them and given us a renewed sense of purpose at Sharp Decisions. 

As Franklin D. Roosevelt once said, “Freedom cannot be bestowed; it must be achieved.” So, while we celebrate July 4 this year, let’s make sure we strive for equality every day. Let’s ensure that Americans from all ranks have an equal view of Independence Day. Let’s be sure to embrace the melting pot that is our wonderful country. And let’s be sure to thank our veterans.