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Sean D. Reyes
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Independence Day: Celebrating 243 Years of Freedom

July 4, 2019

On July 4, 1776, the Declaration of Independence was finalized, setting forth a revolutionary precedent that “all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.” This notion that men and women receive rights directly from God rather than through despotic intermediaries promoted the idea of a government created by the people, for the people that has stood the tests of time and tribulation.

Today, as we celebrate our freedoms and liberties with fireworks, parades, festivities, family, and friends, the Utah Attorney General’s Office invites you to join us in remembering those who fought for our independence and self-government: our Founding Fathers and those in our militaries, and their families. Let us honor those who gave the ultimate sacrifice to keep our homes, families, and communities safe and free.

God bless the United States of America. God bless the great State of Utah, and each of you and your families. It is our privilege in the AG’s Office to protect and serve. Please be extra cautious and careful on the roads this holiday weekend.