On this 4th of July, we take a moment to say: Happy Birthday U.S.A.! And as Cuban Americans and the children and grandchildren of Cuban exiles, we also say gracias.
Thank you for giving our families the opportunity to live in the land of liberty. Thank you for allowing us to grow up free and in the greatest nation to ever exist. Our parents and grandparents gave up everything they had and cherished so we, their children, would not be born into or grow up in tyranny.