President Trump gives Independence Day message

Posted at 10:51 AM, Jul 04, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-04 12:51:34-04

My fellow Americans, Melania and I are truly honored to wish every American a happy Independence Day. It was 242 years ago today in Philadelphia that 56 brave representatives of the American people adopted our Declaration of Independence. They announced to the world that America would be free, and that America would be independent. They pledged their lives, their fortunes and their sacred honor. In so doing they forever changed the course of human history. General George Washington and his brave army of patriots fought a long, tough war with the British to win America’s freedom. Win they did. From Bunker Hill to Saratoga to Yorktown, American soldiers fought and died to secure our independence and to make a sovereign nation. Today as we celebrate the Fourth of July with friends and family, let us never forget that our freedom has been earned through the blood and sweat and sacrifice of American heroes. And these were great American heroes. And let us share the grateful heart of our nation with every veteran and member of the United States Armed Forces. Truly special people. We are in awe of their courage, and eternally in their debt. Together we honor their noble sacrifice by pledging our love and loyalty to our country, our flag, and our fellow citizens. We are and will always be one people, one family and one glorious nation under God. Happy Fourth of July, and God Bless America."