A True Celebration

A True Celebration

A True Celebration
George Nichols III
Jul 04, 2021

There is so much to celebrate this July 4. As always, we look back to 1776, when the Continental Congress formally endorsed the Declaration of Independence. The nation then embarked on a grand experiment built on the ideals of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.

While we haven’t always lived up to those ideals, we’ve never walked away from them. The American College of Financial Services continues to do its part by providing financial knowledge and education to financial and nonprofit leaders, and through our Centers of Excellence, by promoting financial well-being and supporting initiatives that help uplift underrepresented and underserved communities.

As former President Harry S. Truman once said, “America was built on courage, on imagination, and on an unbeatable determination to do the job at hand.”

We, as Americans, have shown our resolve and collective might throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, and we demonstrate that same mettle and might each day to uplift all Americans.

We are a nation of dreamers and pragmatists, imperfect and yet still embarking on the never-ending pursuit of that perfect union.

Enjoy your holiday with freedom, family, and friends.