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Washington, D.C. —  Senator John Thune made the following statement to commemorate Independence Day, 2007:

"Independence Day is a day for all Americans to reflect on what it means to be free and the sacrifices that have made that freedom possible. While this 4th of July we commemorate a struggle for freedom long ago, it is impossible to overlook the sacrifices that are being made by those who are serving our country in the Armed Forces.

"I hope that all over South Dakota and the rest of America the 4th of July is celebrated with a sense of optimism for the future of our nation and a respect for the history that has brought us to this point. I would like to wish all South Dakotans a very happy and safe Independence Day."