A Message from the President
Celebration, Decoration, and Dedication
Let freedom ring!
This year we celebrate 246 years since the signing of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776.
The Fourth of July, or Independence Day, is one of my favorite holidays! It is a time to celebrate the freedoms we hold dear in our country and to share that celebration with others.
I start in June decorating my home inside and out in red, white, and blue. I leave up these decorations throughout the summer.
In one of the small towns of our county there is a parade. I usually participate in the parade with our county Republican Party or cheer them on from the sidelines. Afterward, it’s time for a picnic with family and friends. In the evening, we go to our favorite spot in town to watch the fireworks.
The Fourth of July is a time to reflect on the sacrifices made by others that ensure we live in a free country. It is a time to be thankful that we still live in the greatest country in the world. And this year, we can be thankful that recent Supreme Court decisions affirm our foundational values.
The signers of the Declaration of Independence pledged to each other their lives, fortunes, and sacred honor. They were courageous to stand against the British. Each one was wise and dedicated as they would later write and debate on the Constitution.
Let them be an example for us to be courageous and dedicated in preserving our freedoms of this great country.