BISMARCK, N.D. – Gov. Doug Burgum issued the following statement today, July 4, in observance of the 243rd anniversary of America’s independence.
“Today we celebrate the birth of a nation built on a foundation of freedom and grounded in the unalienable rights to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness,” Burgum said. “As we pay tribute to the 56 brave souls who risked everything by signing the Declaration of Independence, we also honor the service and sacrifices of our courageous military members, past and present, who safeguard our freedoms and ensure that America’s light of liberty continues to shine brightly for the entire world to see. For their service, First Lady Kathryn and I join citizens celebrating across our state today in expressing our endless gratitude, and we wish all North Dakotans a joyous and safe Independence Day.”