Isn't the 4th of July the best? Here at HLN, it's not just an opportunity to gorge ourselves on watermelon and watch some fireworks (America!), it's an opportunity to show our pride in the best way we can: by telling stories about people's lives from around the nation, and of brave men and women who exemplify what it means to be an American.
If you're looking for a different way to show your pride on the Fourth of July, why not share some of your favorite content from HLN?
For the week leading up to the Fourth, we'll be sharing segments from "Salute to Troops: Stories of Courage," a special hosted by Morning Express' Robin Meade. They're incredible, powerful stories that show a real side to military life. After all, pride doesn't just get you through the good times, it gets you through the painful times, too.
If it moves you, we would love it if you shared these stories with others:
The Walk Back Home: A solider's toughest mission After losing his legs to a roadside bomb, U.S. Army Sg. First Class Aaron Causey promised he would make it home. Even more, he promised he would walk through his parent's door, no matter what. It is an unforgettable reunion.
Former Marine wins an archery medal After an RPG took out Marine Cpl. Mark O'Brien's Humvee in 2004, he thought he was going to die. Today, he has learned to reclaim his life, including his childhood passion of archery.
Burned Vet Inspired by his Son's Love After getting burned in an IED attack, Air Force Tech Sgt. Israel Del Toro was terrified his son wouldn't recognize him. But when the little boy saw his dad, it was nothing but smiles.
Check back here for more stories of courage, or, take a look through our Salute to Troops section for moving stories from the home front and the front lines, all ready for you to share, comment, watch, and keep close to your heart.
And of course, be sure to join us for our special event “Stories of Courage” hosted by Robin Meade on July 4 at 7 p.m. and 9 p.m.