July 3, 2019

A Different Kind of Fourth of July Story: Remembering Lou Gehrig

Lou Gehrig Famous Farewell Speech

“Yet today I consider myself the luckiest man on the face of the earth.”
– Lou Gehrig July 4, 1939

 

This Independence Day marks the 80th anniversary of Lou Gehrig’s famous farewell speech at Yankee Stadium. The Iron Horse handled his illness with grace, courage, dignity, and resilience amidst a difficult time for our country. Despite all of his loss, he was still able to see all of the good things in his life. He showed profound appreciation for the people in his life until the very end and he chose to focus on the good.

 

As we go into this holiday, let’s take time to show gratitude toward and remember the people who are in our lives now and those who have come before us: our leaders, our soldiers, our family and friends, our mentors, and others who have helped us get to where we are today.

 

Bottom Line: We hope you all have a safe and fun July 4th and we encourage you to focus on the good this Independence Day.

 

You can access Lou Gehrig’s full speech here:

https://baseballhall.org/discover-more/stories/baseball-history/lou-gehrig-luckiest-man

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