On Saturday, July 4th we enjoy a day set aside to honor our nation’s freedom — as families across the state observe our nation’s independence with picnics, fireworks, and other special events. On this Fourth of July, we thank God for the many blessings showered upon our nation and rightfully reflect on the sacrifices of so many Americans who paid the price for the freedoms we enjoy.
America’s freedom was written upon the heroic bravery of its citizens who loved the idea of freedom. Saturday, amid the spectacular fireworks and quiet backyard barbecues, we reflect on the precious endowment given to our nation. And we pause to remember the tremendous effort and sacrifice rendered by millions of Americans – including those who still fight for freedom today — who have preserved that endowment for generations yet to come.
Kay joins me in wishing you and yours have a safe and wonderful celebration of the founding of our Nation. May God continue to bless America with freedom.
Our thoughts are also with the Blount County families affected by the Thursday CSX train derailment. We would like to thank TDOT, TEMA, THP and all others assisting in the clean-up efforts.
2015 Legislative Session Review
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