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VIDEO: Sen. Cruz: ‘This Independence Day, May We Never Forget the Men and Women Who Have Sacrificed to Make This Nation the Greatest Civilization the World Has Ever Seen’

HOUSTON, Texas - U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) today released the following video observing Independence Day. The full video transcript is below and may be viewed here.

"Today we wish the United States of America a Happy 242nd birthday. Throughout her history, the United States has been a beacon for freedom, and a shining city upon a hill for the rest of the world to follow.

"This Independence Day, may we never forget the men and women who have sacrificed to make this nation the greatest civilization the world has ever seen. And may we always give thanks to those who protect us every single day, from sea to shining sea.

"God bless our troops. God bless Texas. And God bless the United States of America."