TALLAHASSEE, FL — Florida Democratic Party Chairman Rod Smith today issued the following statement in honor of America’s Independence Day.
“Today we come together as Americans to celebrate the anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence. As we gather with our family, neighbors and community, we re-affirm our commitment to our shared values of freedom, opportunity and equality. These principles are the bedrock of the American promise, and have made our nation a beacon of liberty since the birth of our country. And as we celebrate these values, we honor those brave American service members who have sacrificed to defend them — both here at home and around the world — with our pledge of undying gratitude. On behalf of Florida Democrats, I wish you a happy, safe and joyful Fourth of July. God bless you, God bless Florida, and God bless the United States of America.”