On this day, 239 years ago, our forefathers embarked on a
grand experiment: to carve a nation ruled by the idea 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.” These very words have become
part of the American psyche ever since, having provided a beacon of light for
immigrants and an example for other nations to follow. Today we, the American
people, celebrate our independence and the men and women who gave us our
freedom and prosperity.
While we clearly remember the big names in the Revolution
like Washington, Jefferson, Franklin, and Revere, let’s also remember the
thousands of soldiers who fought on the frontlines for our freedom against the
crown of tyranny. Let’s also take some time today to remember all those who
have fought for this nation and the principles for which it stands, along with
the millions who are serving right at this moment to protect and preserve the
freedoms of all Americans.
Furthermore, let’s take time to recognize all the
advancements that have been made by this country. From the light bulb and the
telephone, to manned missions to the Moon and exploration of the Polar Regions,
America’s technological accomplishments have made a great impact on human
society and continue to do so today. It is this spirit of ingenuity that keeps
our nation the strongest in the world.
Most importantly, while we’re ruminating on all of America’s
achievements, let’s use this day to spend with our families and friends. The
Fourth of July is a day to take time off from our often all-too-hectic lives
and enjoy the things that make this country great: baseball, apple pie, hot
dogs, fireworks, liberty, compassion, amity, and, of course, the pursuit of
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I wish you and your family a safe, happy, and healthy Fourth
of July weekend.