I wanted to wish everyone as wonderful and safe Fourth of July. I love this holiday for how it brings together Americans of different political and cultural values. We celebrate our common article of faith in not just our Declaration of Independence but our Constitution. It is an important reminder of all that we have in common at a time when our divisions are all too apparent.
We spent our Fourth setting off fireworks and having a wonderful cookout with family from North Carolina and Florida visiting Virginia. It is a great holiday and maybe even a moment of unity for our country as a respite from the unending bickering and condemnations.
So here is our best to you and your families for a wonderful Independence Day.