Representative Steve Southerland, II issued the following statement today in recognition of the 236th anniversary of America's Independence:
"As we observe the 236th anniversary of America's Independence, we are offered an opportunity to set our personal differences aside and celebrate the values that bind us as a nation. We are reminded today of the generations of Americans from all walks of life who selflessly built, cultivated, preserved, and sacrificed for this great experiment. Through their vision and extraordinary work ethic, and under the watchful eye of the God of Providence, America remains a beacon of freedom in a world that today, more than ever, needs us to be that shining city on a hill. May you and yours have a blessed and memorable Fourth of July."