On the Fourth of July, President Donald Trump shared a powerful Independence Day message on Twitter, honoring America’s fallen heroes, active-duty military members and veterans.
“It was 242 years ago today in Philadelphia that 56 brave representatives of the American people adopted our Declaration of Independence,” he began before also remembering those who fought in Revolutionary War. “They forever changed the course of human history.”
The president then addressed the current state of our nation and reminded us all to thank those who have made the ultimate sacrifice to protect it:
“Today, as we celebrate the Fourth of July with friends and family, let us never forget that our freedom has been earned through the blood and sweat and sacrifice of American heroes. And these were great American heroes. And let us share the grateful heart of our nation with every veteran and member of the United States armed forces.”
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 4, 2018
“We are in awe of their courage, and we are eternally in their debt,” he said. “Together we honor their noble sacrifice by pledging our love and loyalty to our country, our flag and our fellow citizens. We are and will always be one people, one family, and one glorious nation under God.”
“Happy Fourth of July, and God bless America,” the president signed off.
After visiting with wounded service members recovering at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center the day before, first lady Melania Trump also shared an inspiring Fourth of July message.
“Happy #IndependenceDay,” she tweeted. “May God bless this great nation & all the people who protect it!”
May God bless this great nation & all the people who protect it! 🇺🇸
— Melania Trump (@FLOTUS) July 4, 2018