Senator Collins’ Statement Commemorating the Fourth of July

 

U.S. Senator Susan Collins issued the following statement:

“On Independence Day, we give thanks to that founding generation of Americans who risked all to overcome tyranny so that they, and all the generations to come, could live in freedom. We also express gratitude for the many Americans since who have answered the call to serve and sacrifice for the ideals of our founding.

“To be an American, whether by birth or by choice, is a precious gift. As citizens of this great nation, we can all be proud of our heritage and confident in our future. The principles of July 4, 1776, still speak to us and to all humanity. Now, as then, we pledge our lives and honor to freedom's defense. And we will always believe that freedom is the hope and the future of every land.