“I am well aware of the toil and blood and treasure it will cost us to maintain this declaration, and support and defend these states. Yet through all the gloom I see the rays of ravishing light and glory. I can see that the end is worth all the means.” – July 3, 1776 letter from John Adams to Abigail Adams
On July 4, 1776 – 244 years ago today – the original 13 colonies officially declared their independence from the British monarchy and established the United States of America. The Massachusetts House Republican Caucus joins with Americans everywhere today in celebrating our nation’s Independence Day. Have a safe and happy Fourth of July!