Dear Fellow Granite Stater:
As we commemorate the birth of our country, many of us are celebrating our independence in traditional New England style: with parades and picnics, cookouts and family gatherings, and of course lots of fireworks. We’ve been marking America’s birthday this way for decades, and I’m glad to see we’re carrying the tradition into the 21st Century.
We all owe an enormous debt to the brave people who, in defiance of all odds, stood up to the most powerful nation in the world on this day in 1776 and proclaimed “….these truth to be self-evident, that all men are created equal.” Their display of bravery and conviction was amazing, and the government they went on to found was miraculous. For the very first time, they established a nation where the government is the servant of the people, not the other way around.
So today, amid all the fun of a summer holiday, be sure to remember the many people who made our freedom possible during the Revolutionary War, and the many more who keep us free today. You and I can celebrate today in peace and security because of our men and women in uniform who are serving on every corner of the globe.
Enjoy this special day with your family and friends, and may God continue to bless the United States of America!
I remain always on your side,
Congressman Frank Guinta