July 3, 2014
Secretary of Agriculture
Tomorrow we celebrate the birth
of our nation 238 years ago here in PA at Philadelphia's
Independence Hall. Even before that, colonials were putting their lives on
the line for the freedoms we enjoy today. I see the fruits of their
struggle in the growing industries along every busy interstate or the green
fields by every quiet dirt road.
This Independence Day and always, thank those who continue to fight to
ensure our state and nation stay safe for future generations. Also thank
others who serve it, including our farmers who grow food, the teachers
who educate our future generations, the lawmakers and other public
servants, and volunteers in orgs across PA.
I encourage you to give back to your communities, since we all play
critical roles in keeping them great places to call home. I’m proud of what
we have here in PA, including a fantastic ag
industry full of great people. We’ve been given much by selfless
generations who came before us. It’s now our turn to give back. Have a
happy, safe Independence Day.
On behalf of the Department of Agriculture,
Happy Independence Day.