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Don't take holiday for granted

Updated: July 4, 2004, 2:45 PM ET
By Eddie Cheever Jr. | Special to ESPN.com

Cheever One morning in May, Indiana Sen. Richard Lugar inducted 20 young men and women into the U.S. Marine Corps during a ceremony at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. I stopped and watched. I cannot begin to tell you how moving and emotional that ceremony was.

I thought to myself, "These are the young Americans who look at the American flag and this country and what it stands for and want to do something for it." I was proud and touched.

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