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We celebrate the Fourth of July

By State Representative Amy Neighbors

July Fourth is a day that holds immense importance in the hearts of Americans nationwide. It is a time to commemorate the birth of our nation, to honor the courage and vision of our founding fathers, and to reflect on the principles that have shaped our country into what it is today.

Kentucky, with its rich history and vibrant culture, has played an integral role in the formation of the United States. From the early pioneers who explored and settled our lands to the leaders who have emerged from our state, we have contributed to the fabric of this nation in countless ways.

On this Independence Day, let us take pride in the values that define us as Kentuckians. Ours is a state known for its resilience, resourcefulness, and strong sense of community. We have faced challenges throughout history, from the struggles of the frontier to the conflicts of the Civil War, and we have emerged stronger each time. It is this spirit of determination that has made us who we are today.

As we gather with family, friends, and neighbors to celebrate, let us also remember the importance of unity. Our nation is built on the principle that we are stronger together. Despite our differences, we must strive to find common ground and work towards a brighter future for all Kentuckians.

Let us also take a moment to express gratitude for the freedoms we enjoy. The right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness is the foundation of our society. We owe a debt of gratitude to the men and women who have fought and continue to fight to protect these freedoms. Their sacrifices should never be forgotten.

As we celebrate Independence Day, let us also remember the importance of responsible citizenship. Our democracy thrives when we actively participate, engage in civil discourse, and exercise our right to vote. By staying informed and involved in our communities, we can make a positive difference and shape the future of our state.

Finally, let us use this occasion to strengthen the bonds that unite us as Kentuckians. Reach out to your neighbors, extend a hand of friendship, and embrace the diversity that enriches our state. By coming together, we can build a brighter, more inclusive future for all.

On this Fourth of July, let us proudly wave our flags, share stories of our shared heritage, and celebrate the extraordinary journey that brought us to this point in history. Together, let us renew our commitment to the principles that make Kentucky and the United States of America truly great.

I hope you will not hesitate to reach out to me to share your thoughts on the issues coming before us in Frankfort. As always, I can be reached through the toll-free message line in Frankfort at 1-800-372-7181. You can also contact me via e-mail at You can also keep track of interim committee and task force meetings, visit the Kentucky Legislature's website at

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