Congressman Stephen Fincher (R-TN) today issued the following statement in honor of Independence Day:
"In the summer of 1776, a group of courageous patriots declared their independence and built a new nation based upon the sacred principles of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. Today, 238 years later, those ideals continue to inspire.
"As we celebrate America's Independence Day with our loved ones, let us pause a moment to honor the brave men and women of our military, our veterans, and their families, who have sacrificed so very much to protect our freedoms here at home. It is because of their commitment to protecting the rights so many in America take for granted, the United States remains a beacon of hope around the world.
"May we all remember that whatever may separate us, we are first and foremost Americans, and together we stand united by pride and love of our beloved country.
"I wish you all the best for a happy Fourth of July. May God Bless all those who serve, and may God Bless the United States of America."