Happy 4th!

Happy Fourth of July to all.

Got word that my nephew, James, is in Washington D.C., on the South Lawn of the White House, partying with the President.

Well, not sure how close he'll get to Obama, but he was one of several Marines from Camp LeJuene who was invited to attend the festivities.

Prayers for Alabama Tornado Victims

I was relieved to hear that my niece who attends the University of Alabama was safe and her apartment didn't suffer any damage from the tornadoes that swept through Tuscaloosa and other parts of Alabama.

But reading about the damage in that area, it's tough to hear about people whose lives are torn apart by these kinds of natural disasters.

We must keep these people in our prayers, whether they are 100 or 1,000 miles away, because we all know that it could be us the next time.