We may disagree politically and philosophically on many issues, but we can all agree that it is through our united efforts that America has become the great nation that it is. In this spirit let us remember the sacrifices of those who have preceded us, as well as those who now are risking their lives to continue our freedoms, and join together to celebrate a great people and nation.
President Barack Obama's Fourth of July Address:
On July 4, 1776, we claimed our independence from Britain and Democracy was born. Every day thousands leave their homeland to come to the "land of the free and the home of the brave" so they can begin their American Dream.
The United States is truly a diverse nation made up of dynamic people. Each year on July 4, Americans celebrate that freedom and independence with barbecues, picnics, and family gatherings. Through the Internet we are learning about and communicating with people of different nations, with different languages and different races throughout the world. Bringing the world closer with understanding and knowledge can only benefit all nations.
We invite all nations to celebrate with Americans online this Fourth of July.
Happy Birthday, America!