This 238th Independence Day

Jul 07, 2014

As we celebrate Independence Day with family and friends, I wanted to send you my warmest wishes for a Happy Fourth of July. On this very special holiday, Americans across our nation celebrate what makes this country great. We come together for parades, barbecues, and firework displays, but most importantly, we come together to honor the greatest nation on this Earth.

In the summer of 1776, a group of courageous patriots declared their independence. Our Founders declared:

“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.” 

Today, 238 years later, those ideals continue to inspire me, and they continue to ring true for all Americans.  As we reflect on these foundational truths to the United States of America, we must also honor the brave men and women of our military, our veterans, and their families, who have made countless sacrifices to protect our freedom and liberty.

Wishing you a happy and safe Fourth of July!

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