No, not just the many men and women who fought and continue to fight for this country's independence and freedom (though we owe them many thanks as well)...
This is to the many Americans who have navigated the rough waters of social justice throughout this country's existence to fight for the rights and happiness of humans.
Those who have fought for love rather than for revenge with hearts full of hate.
Those who demanded respect for humans who were not deservedly receiving it.
Those who stood up against faulty powers to speak truths and uncover lies.
And especially to those who never gave up in the face of abuse and hatred.
This celebration is for you,