We are blessed to live in the greatest country on Earth. On Independence Day, we reflect on the bedrock principles upon which our nation was founded -- the right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. The incredible resolve, ingenuity, and spirit of the American people -- and our commitment to live up to those ideals -- have made our nation an enduring beacon of hope and prosperity for the world.
Our freedom is not free, and this is also a time to honor the generations of Americans who have defended our nation and fought to advance freedom's cause - especially the heroes who made the ultimate sacrifice.
I hope you enjoy time with family and friends during this holiday weekend, and I wish all Granite Staters a safe and happy Independence Day!