LAWRENCE JONES: It’s important to remember what makes America so great. This is not a time to air our grievances. This is a time to celebrate our freedoms, our liberty — all the opportunities that our country has to offer. You can start with nothing and build your life into something more than your wildest dreams. But none of those things come cheap. You have to remember that.
If it wasn’t for our nation’s Founding Fathers and the brace men and women who have spent the last 246 years defending our country, we wouldn’t have any of those things. We talked tonight to hero after hero after hero, and it’s because of their sacrifices, because of that tenacious American attitude that never gives up, we’re able to be here and celebrate our Independence Day. So go out there and enjoy the barbeque, enjoy the fireworks. If we can’t take the time to celebrate our triumphs as a nation, then what have we been fighting for?
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