This week, my words alone cannot do full justice to the importance of the holiday we celebrate on July 4th, 2017. From that date in 1776 to tomorrow, when we commemorate our freedom, a few of the most important original words, which may be the most inspiring words ever penned in the history of our nation, should be given a space here for consideration, thought and reflection.
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. — Thomas Jefferson.
And so today, on this American celebration of Independence, let us remember the sacrifices made over two hundred and forty years ago by a small band of patriots so that the colonies could be free. Let us remember the countless men and women of America, who are not celebrating this occasion with their families, nor perhaps even on their native soil, because they are securing the freedom of others in all areas of the world. And let us remember those who gave the ultimate sacrifice, so that America could truly be one nation, under God.
God bless you all, and God bless America!