A couple days have passed since the 4th of July and the patriotic celebration that took place. I've said it before and I''ll say it again, nobody celebrates the 4th like Montanans!

This year I spent the holiday in East Missoula with my brother, Sean, and some of our friends. And this year, like every year, I got choked up when the songs about America and our military started to play and the fireworks started to fly. Obviously I'm proud to be an American every day, but the 4th of July just takes it to a whole other level!

So I just wanted to say thank you to all of our active military and their families, all of our veterans and their families and of course, all the men and women who have given their lives to protect our freedom. There truly aren't enough words to say how thankful I am for your service and your sacrifice.

So may God bless you and may God bless America!