MANCHESTER - Scott Brown released the following statement in recognition of Independence Day:
"I want to wish Senator Jeanne Shaheen and all the families of New Hampshire a safe and happy Fourth of July. This is a time for celebrating what unites us as a free people, and for rededicating ourselves to the founding ideals of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. Sometimes in the heat of an election we forget that we are all Americans first, and that each one of us, no matter what political party we belong to, pass on to the next generation a pride and love of country that sustains this great nation into the future. Let us also not forget those men and women, past and present, who have fought to preserve the freedoms we so happily enjoy today. We are the beneficiaries of their sacrifice and devotion."