For a value to be truly yours, you must do more than talk about it; you must act on it and have it reflected through you. Besides watching a parade and cheering, enjoying a neighborhood picnic and exclaiming as the fireworks shoot skyward, spend some time reflecting with your children on how our country came to be, what the constitution stands for and what you as an individual do to assure the freedoms we enjoy continue. Ask them to think of what they can do, no matter how young, to make life better in your neighborhood or town and what are appropriate ways to let the world know the U.S. is a good place, with good people. On this patriotic day, let us recommit to eliminate the negative aspects around us and let our kids see and feel a pride that demonstrates a love for this great country. Remember, our values help us set priorities and work for what is truly important to us. Let this be reflected as you celebrate our nations birth, tomorrow.