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A Message from Attorney General William P. Barr Celebrating the Fourth of July

Every Fourth of July, we commemorate our nation’s independence and the ideals of democracy and justice that were enshrined at its birth. The words of the Declaration of Independence still stand 243 years later as the foundation for the greatest form of government ever known, protected and upheld by the rule of law and the principles of justice.  We also remember that these words required great courage and sacrifice then and throughout our nation’s history as men and women - including the dedicated public servants of the Department of Justice - have worked and fought to protect, extend, and sustain our freedom.  I join with all Americans in celebrating the blessings of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness­­, and wish everyone a safe and joyous holiday.

Updated January 20, 2021