Saluting America at Kirby Pines

Summer is officially here! Although it sneaked in towards the end of June, the unofficial hotter, dryer weather arrived sometime during spring. Luckily for us all, our large trees and park-like acreage, provides us with plenty of areas where we can step outside to stroll under the shade of numerous majestic trees. This summer will of course be different during the current Coivd-19 pandemic, but try not to let the hotter temperature nor the daily news bring you down.

The current Covid-19 crisis continues to have a significant impact not only on visits with your families but also on unemployment, the economy and people’s lives in general. Remember in every crisis, doubt or confusion – it is important to take the higher path. The path of compassion, courage, understanding and love for one another.

This July, when we gather to celebrate the birth of our nation, we will also be ending a month of mourning in recognition of all we have lost during this pandemic. However, we must also remember the American patriots of past centuries, who gave their lives so that we could enjoy the fruits of a better country. This July, join me in saluting all past, current and future Americans as we bask in the warmth of their actions and the season. Yes, summer is officially here.

Michael EscamillaMichael Escamilla,
Executive Director,
Kirby Pines