Happy Independence Day!

As we prepare to celebrate our Nation’s founding on July 4, I am reminded of all the past and present patriots who made the ultimate sacrifice for our great country. They believed a core group of values bound by the right of self-governance made a nation truly free. They all have my deepest gratitude and respect.

Please remember to take a moment during your celebrations to think of all of whom have championed our idea of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.

I hope all of you have a safe and happy Independence Day!