July 01, 2022

Manchin Wishes West Virginians a Happy, Safe Independence Day

Charleston, WV – U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) released the following statement in celebration of Independence Day.

“Independence Day is a time to come together as Americans and West Virginians to celebrate our great nation. On this day, we also honor our brave servicemembers who risk their lives every day to keep us safe and protect the freedoms we all enjoy. Their sacrifices prove that America is a nation worth fighting for and they are an inspiration to us all.  On this Fourth of July, I am keeping our national treasure, Woody Williams, and his family in my prayers. We all keenly feel the loss of our nation’s last living World War II Medal of Honor recipient on this significant holiday.

“After an exceptionally difficult couple of years navigating the COVID-19 pandemic, I am thankful West Virginians can safely gather with their friends and families to celebrate this American holiday. While we are celebrating America this weekend, let’s all take a moment to thank our brave military men and women, frontline workers and all who continue to sacrifice to support their fellow West Virginians. I am always proud to represent the Mountain State and her people, especially when we come together to support each other during difficult times, as we have throughout the pandemic.

“I share the pride and patriotism all West Virginians feel for America today and every day, and I wish all of you a very happy and safe Fourth of July. May God bless you and your families, the great state of West Virginia and the United States of America.”