J&P has two locations, our headquarters located in Anamosa, Iowa and a huge retail store in Ormond Beach, (Daytona) Florida. If you’re following the political scene at all, you know both Iowa and Florida are so-called swing states. We’re flooded with candidate visits, ads on television and phone calls. For those of you not getting this treatment – consider yourself lucky.

What has struck me through this political season, while both sides bicker constantly and the level of debate has seemingly reached a new high, is how passionately we all feel for America. Right or left, republican or democrat we have more that unites us than tears us apart. No matter what side of the aisle you sit, realize we all owe a great debt of honor to the people who have fought to gain and defend the freedom we so easily forget.

As we come to the final day before this election please remember to vote – many lives have been sacrificed over the past 200+ years to give you that right. Whatever you stand for, show it. No matter the results, remember what makes America great isn’t the politics – it’s the freedom, the people, and the land. We all together make America what it is and only we can make and keep her great – not politicians.