Happy 4th of July

Published 6:34 am Monday, July 4, 2016


Two hundred and forty years ago, our Founding Fathers declared our nation’s independence under the common belief that freedom could stand up to anyone who threatened it, a belief Americans still stand by today.

July 4th weekend is known for its fireworks, barbeques, festivals and, of course, time spent with family and friends. But it is most importantly a time to honor our heritage of life, liberty, and freedom that make up the solid foundation of our great country.

Our country is the land of the free thanks to the many men and women who have answered the call to serve our country, and Independence Day serves as a special reminder of the great sacrifices they have made to protect our freedoms.

Regardless of how you choose to celebrate the Fourth of July, I hope you will join me in remembering the American heroes currently serving around the world and those who have made the ultimate sacrifice to defend our freedoms and guard our founding principles.

It’s an honor to serve Louisiana in the U.S. Senate, where I’m constantly reminded of the rights our country has always stood for and those we have to fight to protect.

Wendy, our kids and I wish you a very safe and happy Independence Day weekend, and God bless.

U.S. Sen. David Vitter is the senior senator from Louisiana.