July 03, 2012

Manchin Statement on Celebrating America’s Independence Day

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) issued the following statement on celebrating America’s Independence Day:

“As we gather with our families and friends to celebrate the Fourth of July this year, many of our fellow West Virginians are still dealing with the serious damage caused by last weekend’s severe storms, and our thoughts and prayers are with them. This is a time to come together to lend our neighbors a helping hand and check on your neighbors in need, and I know West Virginians will be doing that today. 

“The Fourth of July is also a time to remember the basic American values that make this country so great. And, it’s a day to pay tribute to all of those courageous men and women who have risked their lives to defend and protect our nation, and who continue to do so today. I would like to send a special ‘thank you’ to the West Virginia National Guard, the finest National Guard in the country, for their efforts to help West Virginians recover from the storms this week and for all they do to make our state proud.

“Happy Fourth of July. May God bless, you, and may God bless the state of West Virginia and America.”