ongressman Robert Aderholt (AL-04) today released the following statement commemorating our Nation's independence in celebration of the Fourth of July:
"Over two hundred and twenty five years ago, British citizens in the American colonies embarked on a course of action that culminated in the formation of the United States of America," said Aderholt. "In doing so, they established a set of principles and ideals for government that we continue to honor today. They began a call that countless men and women across our nation have answered time and time again since then."
George Washington once said, "Every post is honorable in which a man can serve his country.'
"From all walks of life, heroes have emerged in the service of our nation. Today we celebrate the freedoms that these heroes -- past, present and future -- have so valiantly secured. We recognize their service and most importantly, we offer them our thanks," concluded Aderholt.
Aderholt currently serves as Chairman of the Subcommittee on Homeland Security for the powerful House Appropriations Committee, is a member of the Committee's Commerce, Justice and Science; and Agriculture Subcommittees, and also serves on the Helsinki Commission.
For more information about Aderholt's work in Congress visit www.aderholt.house.gov.