On Independence Day, McCaskill Pays Tribute to Enduring American Liberty
July 4, 2012
WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill, a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, today released the following statement recognizing the fourth of July and the nation's 236th birthday:
"While Independence Day is celebrated with fireworks, family and friends, it's more importantly a celebration of the enduring American experiment-liberty, and the notion that a collection of people could join together to decide their own destiny. It's also an opportunity to thank those who've fought and died for our freedoms. Two-hundred and thirty-six years later, American liberty continues to transform the world, providing a beacon of freedom and democracy to people in every nation. Today I join Missourians and all Americans in honoring those who founded our great nation and those brave men and women that have fought to defend it, both in the United States and overseas, for more than two centuries."
McCaskill is the daughter of a World War II veteran.
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