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On July 4th, 1777, the first anniversary of Independence Day, American soldiers in Bristol, Rhode Island fired thirteen gunshots once in the morning, and again in the evening. It wasn't until 1870 that Congress made Independence Day a federal holiday.
Independence Day is one of my favorite holidays, and I think it's important to reflect on the distinct privileges we as Americans enjoy in our country: freedom, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. They're the principles our country was founded on, and the unique characteristics of this great nation that we celebrate on the 4th of July, and everyday.
Each and every day in the halls of Congress, and in state legislatures around the country, we continue the proud tradition of our American experiment. While many Americans are frustrated with politics in Washington D.C. and in Saint Paul, it's important to remember that we still enjoy a democratically elected government and freedoms that attract people to our shores from around the world.
I feel incredibly blessed to be entrusted with the responsibility to serve the communities of Rosemount, Apple Valley, and Coates here in the Minnesota Legislature.
Thank you for putting your trust in me to represent you in St. Paul, it is an honor to serve you in the Minnesota Legislature! It’s been a rewarding experience to work with my fellow legislators, on both sides of the aisle, and listen to my constituents to try to work towards making Minnesota a better place to live, work, and raise a family. Thanks again for the opportunity to serve you, and I hope you enjoy your 4th of July.
Apple Valley Freedom Days
Just a reminder about the great community events going on in Apple Valley to celebrate the 4th of July tomorrow. Please visit http://www.cityofapplevalley.org/index.aspx?nid=297 to find out more about the fun events, as well as where you can watch the parade and fireworks tomorrow.
Have a great 4th of July weekend!
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