File Photo of US President Donald Trump
File Photo of US President Donald Trump

George Washington and Military: The focus in Trump's Independence Day greetings

ANI | Updated: Jul 05, 2018 03:49 IST

Washington D. C. [USA], July 05 (ANI): United States President Donald Trump on Wednesday morning wished his fellow Americans a happy Independence Day, reminding them of the heroics of the soldiers led by George Washington 242 years ago, to "win" America's independence from the British.
In a video posted on his Twitter handle, Trump said, "My fellow Americans, Melania and I are truly honoured to wish every American a happy Independence Day. It was 242 years ago today in Philadelphia that 56 brave representatives of the American people adopted our Declaration of Independence. They announced to the world that America would be free and America would be independent. They pledged their lives, their fortune and their sacred honour. In so doing, they forever changed the course of human history."
He then spoke about the first President of the United States, George Washington, who was also the general and commander-in-chief of the colonial armies during the American Revolution.
"General George Washington and his army of brave patriots fought a long, tough war with the British to win America's freedom, win they did. From Bunker Hill to Saratoga to Yorktown, American soldiers fought and died to secure our independence and to make a sovereign nation," he said in the video.
"Today as we celebrate the Fourth of July with friends and family, let us never forget that our freedom has been earned through the blood, sweat and sacrifice of American heroes. And these were great American heroes," he added.
The 45th US President also heaved praises on the veterans of the US military and other armed forces.
"And let us share the grateful heart of our nation with every veteran and member of the United States' armed forces, truly special people. We are in awe of their courage and we are eternally in their debt. Together we honor their noble sacrifice by pledging our love and loyalty to our country, our flag and our fellow citizens," Trump said.
He concluded by saying, "We are and will always be one people, one family and one glorious nation under God, Happy Fourth of July and God bless America."

Meanwhile, the First Lady of the United States, Melania Trump too took to Twitter and said, "Happy #IndependenceDay...May God bless this great nation & all the people who protect it!" (ANI)