By U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Foundation | July 04, 2018, 1:30 p.m. (ET)

Independence Day is a treasured holiday for three-time Olympian Chris Fogt, who also serves as a captain in the U.S. Army. In 2011, Fogt returned home from deployment on the Fourth of July, a special experience he remembers to this day.

Watch the video below to hear Fogt's message to donors on Independence Day.