Today is a day of celebration; a day when we often cook out, get together with family and friends, and shoot off a few fireworks.
Today also should be a day of reflection, according to Sen. Mike Johanns.
Johanns urges Nebraskans to pause during the festivities of the day to simply think about what the 4th of July really means.
“I encourage all Americans to take a moment to think about what our independence truly means,” Johanns says. “It means freedom from government tyranny and military oppression. It means that we, the people, are empowered to make the best decisions for ourselves.”
Amid the celebrations, Johanns says should come a time for consideration.
“Let’s take a moment to reflect on the rights that we as Americans enjoy and how these rights were won.”