Social nets wrap: Bush, Whitman, Brown and others celebrate Independence Day weekend
whitehouse Independence Day at the White House through the lens of @PeteSouza http://bit.ly/dcf7Tf
AnhJosephCao (Louisiana): Happy #4thofJuly! Today we celebrate our freedoms and keep those who have served our great country in our hearts.
Erik_Paulsen (Minnesota): Have a great July 4th !!
newtgingrich I hope everyone is having wonderful independence daya-pause for a moment of prayer for our young men and women defending us around the world
nikkihaley (South Carolina): Happy Independence Day! http://www.nikkihaley.com/happy-independence-day
villaraigosa (Los Angeles): Have a safe and happy Fourth everyone! Please remember that fireworks are illegal and dangerous.
Cory Booker (New Jersey): After our Flag waving & fireworks, after the picnics & parties, let us continue to be patriotic not in symbolic acts but through substantive service. Our nation necessitates continued service to not only preserve our democracy but to make it more perfect. We have much work to do to live up to our pledge of allegiance for "liberty and justice for all."
Nan Hayworth (New York): Happy Independence Day, everyone! Revel in our singular history, and take a moment to thank a member of our Armed Forces for helping us make it to 234!
Orrin Hatch (Utah): Happy Independence Day!
U.S. Senator Blanche Lincoln (Arkansas): Happy Fourth of July! I am grateful to our Servicemembers, Veterans and their families for the sacrifices they have made to keep our independence a reality.
The White House "I can't think of a better way to celebrate Independence Day than spending it with Americans who are bravely serving our country." - Dr. Jill Biden from Iraq today
George W. Bush: Laura and I wish all Americans a happy Independence Day. We join in celebrating one of the great achievements in history, when 56 brave souls pledged their lives, liberty, and sacred honor to declare that America deserved to be free. More than two centuries later, it can be easy to take their act for granted. However, we must remember ... that the men who signed the declaration in Philadelphia took....
...an extraordinary risk, and all who fought in the Revolution showed
tremendous courage. Their example has inspired generations of Americans
to defend our freedom, including those who serve on the front lines in
Afghanistan, Iraq, and elsewhere this Fourth of July. As we celebrate this
weekend, I hope all Americans will take a moment to honor those who have
made our freedom possible, and to renew our commitment to building a
democracy that lives up to the ideals they advanced and the sacrifices
they made. May God bless America.
John McCain (Arizona): During this Independence Day weekend, please take a moment to honor America and all that we are -- and let us also remember our military servicemen and women who are protecting our freedom across the globe. http://bit.ly/pnpjt
Meg Whitman (Calif.): Looking forward to spending the Fourth of July in Nor Cal with the family. Any exciting plans for the weekend?
Scott Brown (Massachusetts): wishes everyone a great 4th of July weekend!
GovernorPerry (Texas): Happy Birthday America!!! Have a splendid Independence Day and remember our military defending freedom around the world. God Bless Texas!!!
Earl Sholley (Massachusetts): We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed.
lisamurkowski (Alaska): Enjoying a Juneau picnic in absolute pouring rain! The fire and hot dogs are great!
TheNatlGuard: This One's For You: A salute to the troops #NationalGuard... http://bit.ly/cquAvT
Bill White (Texas): Before the 50th anniversary of the Fourth of July, Jefferson wrote that the each Fourth may be "to the world ... the signal of arousing men to burst the chains under which ... superstition had persuaded them to bind themselves, and to assume the blessings and security of self-government." Then on July 4, 1826, he passed from this life, as did that great Revolutionary, his political foe and dear friend, John Adams.
Creigh Deeds (Virginia): Texting with kids, listening to Buddy Holly, pondering Independence Day in the 21st century. We still have work to do.Steve Pearce (New Mexico): As we celebrate Independence Day, it is a great opportunity to reflect on the ideals that have made our country great. As our forefathers wrote: "We hold these Truths to be self-evident, that all Men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness."
Peter Schiff (Connecticut): Hope everyone has a wonderful Fourth of July holiday weekend with family and friends! Hope to see folks out and about. Enjoy! #schiffforsenateDanny Tarkanian (Nevada): God Bless America! Have a happy Fourth of July.
Allen West (Florida): Happy 234th Birthday America!
Eleanor Holmes Norton (D.C.): The July 4th holiday is a great time to be in our community. I'll be reminding residents that D.C. is still on the battlefield despite July Fourth celebration of the war fought to eliminate Taxation Without Representation. Click here: http://bit.ly/ccAg89Sam Brownback (Kansas): To me, the 4th of July means independence, Kansas summers with my family, and the heroes who have sacrificed for our great nation. Leave a comment and tell us what the 4th means to you: http://bit.ly/bjGWKT
Republican senators: This July 4th Weekend, please remember the troops fighting for us overseas.
Rep. Pete Hoekstra (Michigan): Awarded medals to military veterans. WW l / WW ll / Korea / and Vietnam all represented. Great honor to do on July Fourth weekend.
Ken Salazar (Interior secretary): As we move towards the Independence Day weekend, let us recognize the contributions and dedication of so many Americans to the protection of the Gulf Coast from the BP oil spill. Tens of thousands of people -- including volunteers, private citizens, local communities, and public servants from Interior, the Coast Guard and other agencies -- are working around the clock to protect the Gulf Coast. They are champions of conservation at a moment when their country needs them.Earl Sholley (Massachusetts): We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed.
Rep. John Shimkus (Illinois): July 2, 1776, was the day the Congress voted on a resolution of independence. The Declaration sent to King George was approved July 4.
Sharron Angle (Nevada): Happy 4th of July - http://eepurl.com/Gmdj
RoyBlunt (Missouri): I'm walking in the Marshfield parade & speaking at the I Love America event in Springfield this weekend. What are your plans for the Fourth
JerryMoran (Kansas): This weekend, Americans across our country will gather to celebrate our Independence Day. We are fortunate to live... http://fb.me/Bz84dOsL
Sen Kirsten Gillibrand (New York): Safe travels to all going away for the long weekend. Please have a happy and safe 4th!
zachwamp (Tennessee): Happy 4th of July Tennesseeans. 2 wks til early voting. Glad that David slew Goliath. Help me do that on Aug 5.
congbillposey (Florida): Congressman Posey’s Independence Day Message: http://bit.ly/cewkLH #politics
James Lankford (Oklahoma): We have a busy weekend ahead! Help share our message by remembering to wear your Lankford gear to parades & events!
Tom Corbett (Pennsylvania): Wishing everyone a safe and beautiful holiday weekend. I know we have a lot of veterans and servicemen and women who participate on this page. Thank you for your service! KR
-- Craig Howie
Photo: Prepping for July 4 celebrations in Seattle. Credit: Joshua Trujillo / Seattlepi.com