Thomas Jefferson once said, "The only birthday I ever commemorate is that of our Independence, the Fourth of July." Although I am sure many of you, like me, commemorate a few more birthdays, Jefferson's words are an important reminder of our Independence Day. Today, we celebrate the 234th year since Mr. Jefferson drafted and the Continental Congress signed the Declaration of Independence.
I hope you will join me in taking a moment to thank all members of the armed forces for their service to this great Nation. Have a happy, healthy, and safe holiday.
God Bless you, your family, and the United States of America.