WileyXPicnics, parades, watching fireworks with the family…these are what most people think of when July 4th rolls around each year.  But there is so much more to Independence Day, and the true meaning often gets lost in the fun of the celebration. 

Premium performance eyewear manufacturer Wiley X, Inc. knows this, which is why the veteran-owned company and leading provider of eyewear to U.S. military units in action around the world emphasizes Independence Day as our most important national Holiday and a celebration of America past, present and future.

“Independence Day has been set aside for Americans to celebrate not only the birth of our nation, but the personal independence we all enjoy today more than 235 years later,” said Wiley X Co-Owner Myles Freeman, Jr.  “This freedom has stood the test of time, but it has come at an amazing cost and sacrifice.  When we remember the importance of independence and the true value of the individual freedoms we all enjoy as Americans, we honor those who have made these sacrifices over the generations,” added Freeman.

For more than 25 years, Wiley X has been a leading supplier of vision protection systems to U.S. military units deployed around the world.  Wiley X tactical eyewear products meet stringent ANSI Z87.1-2003 High Velocity and High Mass Impact Safety standards, providing soldiers with advanced protection under extreme conditions.  This same protection is offered to Wiley X wearers at the beach or enjoying a family 4th of July picnic, as it is the only premium performance sunglass brand whose entire line meets this standard of protection.   Many Wiley X tactical sunglass models also meet the updated GL-PD 10-12 MCEP Standard (superseding the MIL-PRF-31013 Ballistic Standard) for state-of-the-art eye protection in the most challenging tactical situations.

“One of the greatest things we can do — as a nation and as individuals — is to show appreciation for those who have defended our freedoms and independence.  If you want to be a patriot and honor the real meaning of Independence Day, express gratitude to all the veterans and soldiers in your life and find ways to let them know you care,” said Freeman.

For more information on Wiley X’s complete line of premium performance eyewear for tactical, occupational or recreational use— visit Wiley X, Inc. at 7800 Patterson Pass Road, Livermore, CA 94550 • Telephone: (800) 776-7842 • Or visit online at www.wileyx.com.