Fourth of July Message from Senator Burr

Every year, we look forward to the Fourth of July holiday as an opportunity to celebrate with family and friends by grilling out, enjoying the warm weather, and viewing the community fireworks display.However, as we enjoy the day of fun, we must not let the significance of our nation's birthday escape us.

Two hundred and thirty-eight years ago our Founding Fathers signed the Declaration of Independence.By signing the Declaration, a new nation was established, ruled by the people and for the people.Through the hard work and sacrifices made by the generations before us, I can confidently say we live in a great country.

Let's take a moment this holiday weekend to celebrate our freedoms and reflect on those who paved the way for our nation. We give thanks to the brave men and women who have paid the ultimate sacrifice to protect our liberty and our way of life, and we pray for those who are currently in harm's way serving our nation.May God keep safe those serving at home and abroad on this holiday.

God bless you all and may God bless the United States of America. Happy Fourth of July.