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Celebrating Independence Day

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Washington, D.C., July 5, 2013 | comments

Yesterday, Americans across the country celebrated our great nation’s 237th birthday. 

July 4th is a day to honor the sacrifice, vision, and dedication of our founders who believed so strongly in life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.  And as we celebrate, we are reminded that what was true in 1776 is still true today: freedom isn’t free.

We live in the greatest country the world has ever known.  And though we’ve been through a lot of tough times – wars, civil unrest, economic turbulence, acts of nature, acts of man – we’ve always landed on our feet.  That’s what great countries do.  That’s what Americans do.

We are blessed with a great land, economic prosperity and opportunity, a matchless constitution, and unrivaled success, but our greatest resource remains our people – the educators and innovators, the risk takers and entrepreneurs, the caregivers and humanitarians, the first responders and civil servants, the faithful and righteous, the rich and famous, and especially the men and women in uniform who willingly and courageously serve and protect our American freedoms.

Thanks to them, America is – and always will be – a land of opportunity and, as President Reagan said, “a shining city upon a hill whose beacon light guides freedom-loving people everywhere."

Happy Fourth and God bless.

Congressman Steve Womack
Arkansas Third District
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