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Letter to the Editor | Happy Independence Day West Bend | By Chris Jenkins

July 4, 2020 – West Bend, WI – My Fellow West Benders,
Happy Independence Day to all in the great City of West Bend!
We are truly blessed by an Almighty power to live in a country that embraces our freedom and liberty as Americans.
We are reminded of Thomas Jefferson’s infamous quote, “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.”
While we face unprecedented challenges in 2020, it is nothing we cannot move forward from with our American grit and spirit. A spirit that has been protected and secured over the many years since our independence in 1776.
Let us remember those who’ve fallen giving the ultimate sacrifice to defend these freedoms. Let us remember the servicemen and women who have and continue to defend. And let us remember, even in these trying times, that what unites us will always be stronger than what divides. We are all proud to be Americans.
Here in West Bend we hold this title close to our hearts. Being American is synonymous with patriotism, love of country and freedom. Let us embrace and celebrate this over the holiday weekend.
Stay safe, smart and with joy in your hearts this July 4th. Let us take solace in the red, white and blue that will light up the skies tonight.
As Mayor of the great City of West Bend I wish you a happy 4th of July. May God bless West Bend. And may God bless the United States of America.
Chris Jenkins
Mayor of West Bend
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