“On this day, 246 years ago, our forefathers changed the course of human history. They declared a new nation founded in the belief that all men were created equal, with unalienable rights to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. We honor their bold vision today as proud citizens of the United States of America.
“Independence Day is a poignant reminder of our nation’s timeless core values: democracy, liberty and freedom. It is the day we reaffirm our commitment to those values and celebrate the revolutionary ideas that remain as inspirational today as they were two and a half centuries ago.
“As we honor our nation’s independence today, please join me in recognizing Arizonans who protect our lives and livelihoods: our service members, law enforcement and first responders – thank you. Arizona is deeply proud of those who defend and protect us every day.
“Wishing every Arizonan a happy and safe Fourth of July. And God Bless America.”