July 02, 2013
This week we celebrate the Fourth of
July and our country�s 237th birthday. It is also a time to
reflect on our rich American history and the many sacrifices made on our
This Independence Day we express our deepest
gratitude to those who serve our country around the world in the name of
freedom and democracy. For centuries, Americans have put themselves in
harm�s way in order to defend our nation. They have been separated from
loved ones, undergone terrible hardships and faced deadly peril. We must
never forget the sacrifice they - and their families - make to
safeguard our cherished freedoms.
As your Representative, I spend
the Fourth of July reflecting on the honor and privilege of working on
behalf of you and your families, ensuring your concerns and priorities
are heard in Washington.
I wish you and your family a safe
celebration this holiday. Whether you�re attending a neighborhood
cookout, festive parade, or local firework display here are some tips to
help you enjoy this 4th of July holiday.
Keep fireworks safety in mind. Before enjoying fireworks
this year, be sure to review
recommendations and local .
Fly the flag. You can show your
American pride by flying the flag this Independence Day. If you would
like to request a commemorative flag flown over the Capitol, .
Thank a service member or veteran. Without the
contributions and sacrifices of so many American heroes past and present, we
would not be living the American dream today. It is their heroism that
has paved the remarkable path of freedom's march. Let us take the time
for their service and sacrifice.
I am honored to serve
in Congress on behalf of Utah families like yours. As your
representative, I always appreciate hearing from you on current topics and issues
affecting you and our community. Please areas you find especially interesting or where I can provide
you with additional information. I value your ideas and look
forward to hearing from you.
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