Congressman Mike Michaud issued the following statement today in celebration of the Fourth of July:
"More than 235 years ago, our nation's first brave patriots declared that we would be a nation guided by the principles of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. They declared that we would be a government by the people and for the people. Over the ensuing generations, countless men and women have sacrificed so much to protect and preserve those ideals.
"Every time I meet with a veteran, see an American flag waving, engage in a conversation with a constituent or even discuss a policy issue, I am reminded of what an incredible country we live in, and of the powerful sacrifices of those who came before us. Happy Independence Day."