SHAHEEN STATEMENT IN CELEBRATION OF INDEPENDENCE DAY AND IN HONOR OF THE AMERICAN TROOPS SERVING OVERSEAS

July 04, 2010

(Washington, DC)-U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen released the below statement today in honor of Independence Day and the American troops serving overseas. Shaheen is in Kuwait today visiting with American troops and diplomats serving in the Middle East


"Today we celebrate America's birthday and the freedom we enjoy every day as citizens of this great nation.  In the United States, the Fourth of July is a day filled with family, friends, food, and fireworks, but for our troops and diplomats serving overseas it is yet another day of service and selfless sacrifice for our country.

"In the Middle East today, where more than 100,000 Americans are serving their country, the temperature will reach as high as 114 degrees. Our men and women in uniform will go on patrol in a sweltering, dangerous, and uncertain region to secure American interests thousands of miles from home.

"As we celebrate the freedom and liberties that we have been blessed with this weekend, let us all take some time to remember and thank those men and women in uniform, past and present, who made this celebration possible."

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