JULY 3, 2011 | 4:01 PM BY SYSOP

I just wanted to take a moment to wish everyone a Happy July 4th.  Chef Hanny is doing an extended book signing at historic Michie Tavern ( http://www.michietavern.com/)  here in Charlottesville, near Thomas Jefferson's Monticello.  11 am to 5 pm on both the 3rd and 4th.  As I reflect back on the history of our country from that original July date, I want to pay tribute to all the men and women in uniform around the world today, those that have served and the countless sacrifices that have been made by servicemembers and their families to keep America The Land of the Free and the Home of the Brave. -- Secrets Webmaster