Happy Independence Day! I try to remember that our holiday isn't just about cookouts, fireworks, and family. We commemorate the adoption of the Declaration of Independence, on July 4, 1776, from the Kingdom of Great Britain - today one of our greatest allies and best world friends.
The United States of America - and the freedom we hold dear - has been threatened by wars and now terrorism. Today we celebrate our freedom and recommit to protecting the freedom of others who would live our dream. It's a remarkable day!