Dear Friends and Neighbors,
The 4th of July is a day to celebrate American Independence. This day set the stage for the founding of our nation on the principles of freedom and liberty.
From 1776 until now, this day has been recognized as the birth of the United States of America as an independent nation. Before the Declaration was even signed, John Adams envisioned a festival accompanied by fireworks to promote victory of independence.
And as we take part in July 4th festivities, it is important to remember that the freedom we enjoy can at times be easy to take for granted. It is a great opportunity to connect with our families and friends in backyards, around pools and at the beach, to watch fireworks and enjoy BBQs.
I want to take this opportunity to wish you and your family a great Independence Day.
God Bless America and the state of Connecticut.
State Rep. Greg Howard