INDEPENDENCE

June 11, 2020

 

 

 

"We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men are created equal…" Declaration of Independence, July 4, 1776

 

The Fourth of July is something to look forward to every summer – family, friends, parades, barbecues, and fireworks. But more than that, it is a time to celebrate the land of the free, the home of the brave, and the privilege of living in the United States of America.

 

When the Revolutionary War broke out in April 1775, those fighting for complete independence from Great Britain were considered radical. As hostility grew against the monarchy, the radicals gained support and eventually, on July 4,

 

1776, the Declaration of Independence was formally adopted. Radical thinking and fighting for what they believed in created great change.

 

Today, as our country has witnessed great tragedy, destruction, and sadness, our hope is that we will continue to move forward toward peace, true equality, and great change, and reflecting on the bravery that birthed our nation.

 

Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. – Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

 

At ABACORP, we are proud to do our part as an American company, supporting American industries and focusing on American-made products. Our core values reflect the American dream.

 

Each day we focus on improving our team and our community. Within the company, we encourage each team member to strive for excellence, to learn, grow and advance. For the community, we continue to create jobs, partner with local colleges, provide opportunities for students transitioning into the workforce, and support industries that positively impact our economy.

 

Although 2020 has given us many challenges, at ABACORP, we are choosing to focus on the incredible opportunity to reflect and rediscover what is absolutely essential: Family. Friends. Community. Connection. Clean air. More nature. Less technology. Real conversations. Expressing true feelings. Striving for understanding. Sharing compassion. Showing love.

 

 

Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength. The second is this: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no commandment greater than these.” – Jesus     Matthew 12:30-31

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