Many of our past presidents have taken July 4th as an opportunity to inspire and unify our great nation. Here are a few selections to motivate your inner patriot.
“All through our history, our Presidents and leaders have spoken of national unity and warned us that the real obstacle to moving forward the boundaries of freedom, the only permanent danger to the hope that is America, comes from within. My fellow Americans, it falls to us to keep faith with them and all the great Americans of our past.”
-Ronald Reagan July 4th 1986
“Those early patriots may have come from different backgrounds and different walks of life, but they were united by a belief in a simple truth: that we are all created equal, that we are all endowed by our Creator with certain inalienable rights, that among these rights are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. …
But our success is only possible because we have never treated those self-evident truths as self-executing. Generations of Americans have marched, organized, petitioned, fought, and even died to extend those rights to others, to widen the circle of opportunity for others, and to perfect this Union we love so much.”
-President Obama July 4th 2014
Eldred Borough is always happy to support projects that show stewardship and patriotism. To express your gratitude to a hometown veteran, you may purchase a banner to be displayed on Main Street through Patti Bell and the Borough office. Stop by the Borough office to get more information.
The Council wishes you all a safe and happy Independence Day.
Mayor Shannon Weikert