Today marks 241 years since the Framers signed
their names to a piece of parchment that would
forever change the course of human history.
More than two centuries later, the Declaration
of Independence remains among the most
consequential political documents ever written.
Itâ€™s the blueprint that guided our Founding
Fathers as they built a new nation from the
ground up. And itâ€™s the touchstone we
continue to look to today in the ongoing effort
to build a more perfect union.
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We owe the signers of the Declaration a debt
of gratitude that can never be fully repaid.
Their singular courage was the impetus for our
independence and the first step in what Alexis de
Tocqueville would call the â€śGreat American
Experimentâ€ťâ€”an experiment that, 240
years later, we are proving successful today.
Today and every day, may we strive to uphold
the ideals for which that first generation of
Americans was willing to sacrifice all.
To all of you, I wish a happy Independence
May God Continue to Bless America,