I’d like to wish you and your friends and family a safe and happy Fourth of July. As we celebrate this Independence Day, we should all reflect on the legacy of our founding fathers and the strong spirit of unity, resolve, and – most of all – freedom that continues to resonate throughout our great nation.
And above all, let’s remember that our freedom is not free.
Wars have been fought at home and abroad to defend our individual freedoms. Our men and women in uniform, past and present, have risked and continue to risk their lives so that we can celebrate our freedom and independence year after year, and for that, let’s give them our unwavering gratitude.
Be safe, have fun, and remember to thank those who protect our freedom. Happy Fourth of July!
U.S. Senator Tom Carper