Dear Friend,

On this day, we celebrate the birth of our great nation surrounded by the aroma of smoke on the grill, laughter from our friends and family members, and fireworks bursting into color across the starry night sky.

It is important for us to reflect on the significance of this day, the freedoms and the liberties in this country that our service men and women guarantee for our citizens and families. I truly appreciate and celebrate those who defend our country with patriotism, virtue, and great courage. Take a moment today to reflect on their sacrifice. It is with great gratitude that we honor those who are enjoying some well-deserved time with their families, and those who are deployed around the world to protect and defend our freedom.

Let us bond as Americans today and everyday to uphold the same ideals that inspired our founding fathers when they signed the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776 – life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.

God Bless,

Gregg Harper
Member of Congress