Montpelier, Vt. — This morning, Lt. Governor Molly Gray released the following statement recognizing the Fourth of July holiday weekend:
“This weekend, Vermonters, as well as Americans across this country, will celebrate our nation's founding. Independence Day is a celebration of courage, freedom, history, and sacrifice. Throughout our nation's history, Vermont has been a leader in our nation's continuous work to become a more perfect union. On consequential – and at times difficult – issues, Vermont has been a principled and thoughtful national voice, encouraging this country to strive towards its founding ideals. This moment is no different and as President Franklin D. Roosevelt said: ‘freedom cannot be bestowed; it must be achieved.’ This is our greatest work.
Mike and I are looking forward to spending time celebrating our nation’s independence with friends and family and getting outside to enjoy the beauty of our Green Mountain State. We wish all Vermonters a safe, relaxing, and happy Fourth of July.”