July is always a special month for us here at the Metropolitan Airport News, and for me personally. This year we are celebrating our 5th anniversary providing the airport community with monthly issues of the Metropolitan Airport News. We are a team of aviation enthusiasts and we are committed to the industry and the community. I hope our commitment is evident in the content we provide to our readers and the work we do within the community for those in need.
Independence Day is another thing about July that makes this month so special. On July 4th, we celebrate our independence by having time with friends and family, going to parades, firework displays and cookouts. Our independence today is only made possible by those who have chosen to stand up and protect it.
The tradition that we follow in July at the Metropolitan Airport News is to give back to those who make our national and personal independence, freedom and safety possible. We choose to support the USO of Metropolitan New York because of the amazing work they do with our active military service members and their families right here in our area. We have donated over $21,000 dollars to them since we started the July issue Charitable Giving Campaign. It is only possible due to the efforts of our committed advertisers and supporters. This year we hope to be able to donate more than $2,000 dollars to the USO. We thank our readers and advertisers who helped to make that possible.
On the personal side, I love that the kids are out of school and that I can slow down a little and be with my family and enjoy some of our favorite summer activities. I hope that you too are enjoying your friends and family while soaking in all that July has to offer.
I hope you enjoy the issue and thank you for being with us for the past 5 years!