AG Jeff Landry releases Independence Day statement ahead of holiday weekend

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FILE – In this Sept. 9, 2019, file photo, Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry speaks in front of the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington. The Biden administration’s suspension of new oil and gas leases on federal land and water was blocked Tuesday, June 15, 2021, by a federal judge in Louisiana. U.S. District Judge Terry Doughty’s ruling came in a lawsuit filed in March by Louisiana’s Republican attorney general, Jeff Landry and officials in 12 other states. Doughty’s ruling granting a preliminary injunction to those states said his order applies nationwide. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File)

BATON ROUGE, La (BRPROUD)- In recognition of America’s Independence Day, Attorney General Jeff Landry issued a statement. On July 4, 1776, the Declaration of Independence was adopted and the United States of America became a free and independent nation.

Here is the statement released by Attorney General Jeff Landry:

“I encourage all citizens of Louisiana to join me in celebration of our great Nation – not only remembering the heroes and victories of our past, but also looking forward to our bright futures in the land of the free. This year marks the 245th birthday of America, and it should be a day that our entire country comes together to recognize and appreciate our incredible God-given freedoms. As someone who proudly served in our military – I continue to support and pray for the families of our soldiers who paid the ultimate sacrifice in defense of our freedoms, as well as for our valiant service members currently fighting on the front lines to protect our republic. As Louisiana’s Attorney General, I vow to honor my fellow Americans by defending their freedoms and their rights established by our Founding Fathers 245 years ago.”

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