Independence Day is a time to celebrate the birth of the United States of America and the freedoms that we enjoy as citizens. July is also Disability PRIDE Month. This is an opportunity to honor those who have served in the military and those who live with disabilities.
The military has a long and proud history of serving our country, and many individuals with disabilities have served in the armed forces. In fact, according to the Department of Defense, over 700,000 service members have a disability. These individuals have made significant contributions to our country, and they deserve our respect and gratitude.
On Independence Day, we can honor our military and individuals with disabilities by:
By taking these actions, we can show our appreciation for those who have helped to make our country free.
In addition to honoring our military and individuals with disabilities, Independence Day is also a time to reflect on the progress that has been made in terms of disability rights. In the past, people with disabilities faced many challenges, but today they have more opportunities than ever before. They can attend school, work, and participate in all aspects of society.
We still have a long way to go in terms of ensuring that people with disabilities have full equality, but we have made great strides. On Independence Day, let us celebrate the progress that has been made and recommit ourselves to working for a more inclusive society.
Here are some specific ways to incorporate military and individuals with disabilities into your Independence Day celebrations:
By incorporating military and individuals with disabilities into your Independence Day celebrations, you can help to ensure that everyone feels included and celebrated.
Learn more about #DisabilityPRIDE Month, the new flag design pictured above and everything it represents at RespectAbility.org.