Nation’s Service-Employment-Redevelopment Network Says America’s Birthday Affirms Its Enduring Victory as the Nation of Opportunity
Irving, TX – The time of birth is a very special experience, whether a child, an idea or a new undertaking in our lives. The moment marks a start to something new with a world of possibilities, opportunities and discoveries. This is precisely what happened on July 4th, 1776. The Continental Congress passed the Declaration of Independence and from the 13-colonies, the United States was born.
“America has come a long way in the 245 years since its founding,” says Ignacio Salazar, President and CEO of SER NATIONAL. He continues, “Our nation has endured more than two and half centuries based upon ideals that have withstood the winds of global change and the tides of shifting political forces. It is because the cornerstone of our foundation as a Republic is a democratic guarantee. That is, our form of government has unwavering guiding principles enshrined in the U.S. Constitution.
At SER NATIONAL, our family of Network Affiliates has flourished around the guiding precepts of creating new opportunities for the more than 1-million people we serve every year. Together, we are forging pathways to personal triumph. For more than five decades, we have enjoyed victory with them by sharing knowledge, providing training for self-sufficiency endeavors and delivering other vital social services. As importantly, we have done so in mutual respect for the inherent value of each human being. We have dedicated ourselves to the mission of meeting that need and with God’s help, will continue to do so for generations to come.
Yes, our country’s greatest triumph is its freedom. That is, the unalienable right that we are each guaranteed to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. This opportunity, like a bright beacon in the darkest of nights, must be allowed to continue to shine for those in despair who come to our shores and borders. Also, let us remember the indigenous peoples of this great land, and honor their rightful interests. Indeed, the pledge to all in America must endure, including a quality public education, choice of religious faith without constraints, as well as equity and equality irrespective of gender. These are the simple, yet powerful truths of a great people.
For the celebration on this 4th of July to truly be an affirmation of a collective nation, out of the many, we must be one in action, as entrusted by the words of our founders. On this Independence Day as we gather with family and friends, take a moment in rejoicing for our great land and shout, Happy July 4th and May God Bless America!”
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About SER Jobs for Progress National, Inc. – “Cultivating America’s Greatest Resource: People”
The SER Network of Affiliates serves over 1,000,000 people annually. SER is located throughout the country, in more than 24 states and 200 locations. The SER Network provides a variety of comprehensive programs including housing, youth services, GED classes, English language acquisition, early childhood education, older Americans training, women entrepreneurship, Science-Technology-Engineering-Math (STEM), assistance for military Veterans, operations of workforce centers nationally, plus assisting and placing thousands of qualified men and women in unsubsidized employment.