The commander of Copperas Cove Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8577 believes the service and sacrifice of military personnel is what allows Americans to throw a party every Independence Day.

“We have all checked the block and served our country,” Post Commander Herb Wright said Thursday before the annual bell ringing ceremony at the VFW post. “That’s what you’re supposed to do. And because of that, you can celebrate the Fourth of July.”

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