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Gov. Ricketts’ Independence Day Statement

Media Contacts:  

Taylor Gage, 402-471-1970

Justin Pinkerman, 402-471-1967

 

 

Media Release:

Gov. Ricketts’ Independence Day Statement

 

LINCOLN – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts issued the following statement in observance of Independence Day:

 

“We’re blessed to live in the greatest nation the world has ever seen.  On the Fourth of July, we’re reminded of the freedoms we enjoy and the sacrifices that have sustained them.  This Independence Day will look different, without the usual parades and large community celebrations.  However, the significance of the day remains as powerful as ever.  This weekend, let’s reflect on the words of President Ronald Reagan: ‘Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction.  We didn't pass it to our children in the bloodstream.  It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same.’”

 

“Susanne, the kids, and I wish everyone a fun and safe Independence Day.  As you celebrate this weekend, be sure to buckle up, go the speed limit, and avoid drinking and driving.  Also, remember to social distance when in public.”